January 17, 2022

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“Our Rivers…Masters or Servants” (1961)

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This film references the major floods that occurred in Manitoba back to 1826 and describes in detail the flood of 1950 including footage from that time. The film outlines findings and recommendations of the Royal Commission on Flood Cost Benefit and the resulting flood prevention measures undertaken including the Winnipeg Floodway, the Shellmouth Reservoir, and the Fairford and Portage diversions.

Archives of Manitoba, AG 0268 Department of Agriculture films, GR5158, “Our Rivers…Masters or Servants,” 1961, V241
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Source: Manitoba Government

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