- Water Resources Engineering
- photos and information courtesy of Dr. J. Doering, University of Manitoba
(Also known as Duff's ditch named after Duff Roblin the Manitoba premier at the time it was constructed)
The 1950 flooding of the Red River caused the evacuation of 100,000 people. 10,500 homes were flooded.
University of Manitoba Campus (1950
More pictures of the 1950 flood
The Portage Diversion was completed in 1970 and cost 20.5 M$. The Diversion is 18 miles long with four gates. The control dam is 35 feet high, 1,400 feet long, has 2 gates and allows 14,600 ac