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The 1826 Red River Flood was a devastating flood that took place along the Red River in Manitoba. The flood was the largest to impact the Winnipeg area (reaching a peak flow 40% above that of the 1997 Red River flood), and was exacerbated by high winds and ice jams. The flooding caused a redistribution of population in the Red River Valley, affected the placement of the Canadian Pacific Railway line, and greatly influenced future disaster planning in the province.[1]

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1826 flood described[2]


  1. ^ Rannie, WF. "Some observations on peak stages during the 1826 Red River flood and the 'Fleming Conundrum'" (PDF).
  2. ^ John Pritchard; George Bryce (ed.), "Third Letter; Flood of 1826," Glimpses of the Past in the Red River Settlement: From letters of Mr. John Pritchard, 1805-1836 (Middle Church, Man.: Rupert's Land Indian Industrial School Press, 1892), pgs. 18-20. Accessed 8 October 2017