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MSS SC 90

Title: Red River Flood fonds

Dates: 1950

Extent: 1 cm of textual records

Historical Note: In the spring of 1950, the Red River flooded to a level matched only by the 1997 flood as a result of heavy winter precipitation and a quick thaw. From Grand Forks, North Dakota to Winnipeg, Manitoba, cities and town were flooded and thousands were forced to evacuate.

Custodial History: The fonds was formerly held by the Reference department of the University of Manitoba Libraries. It was transferred to Archives & Special Collections in 1983.

Scope and Content: The fonds consists of an eleven page daily summary of the progress and devastation of the 1950 Red River Flood, and comparative analysis of other floods compiled by the Manitoba Department of Mines and Natural Resources, Water Resources Branch. It includes river levels in Fargo, Grand Forks, Emerson and Winnipeg, daily weather conditions, and daily summaries of activities.

Source of Supplied Title: Title based on contents of fonds.

Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this material.

Related Material: Donald E. Guard fonds (MSS SC 83)

Finding Aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.