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Files Lost in 1950 Flood Collection

Call Number: Ua Sc 14

Title: Files Lost in 1950 Flood Collection.

Dates: 1950.

Extent: 0.01 m of textual records.

Historical note: When more snow added to an already above-average snowfall in April of 1950, residents of Manitoba began to realize that the Red River could flood. After the Cheval Creek flash-flooded, the low-lying areas of St. Vital, West Kildonan, St. Boniface, and Winnipeg were evacuated. In the week after April 27, many highways were shut down and half of Winnipeg was under water, including the University of Manitoba. Although approximately 80,000 people were evacuated, an entire city evacuation was deemed unnecessary. The crisis lasted for 51 days and the period between May 5 to May 15 was considered the most crucial. On June 10, the Red River dropped to below its flood level of 18 feet.

Scope and content: The collection consists of two copies of an incomplete list of student files, predominantly H-S, ca. 1933-1950, that were lost in the flood of 1950.

Source of supplied title: Title based on contents of fonds.

Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this material.

Finding aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.