Flood of 1948 in British Columbia

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  • English
Department of Mines and Resources, Mines, Forests and Scientific Services Branch, Dominion Water and Power Bureau , Vancouver
Floods -- British Col
Statementby C.E. Webb.
LC ClassificationsGB1399.5C3 W4
The Physical Object
Pagination41 leaves, [3] leaves of plates :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21033062M

This little snippet of history is an interesting insight into the past in British Columbia and will not only be a fun read for any child but a story, which is based on the real Fraser River flood of ", Booklist "[Pearce] effortlessly new chapter-book readers might offer Flood Warning, a book about responsibility 5/5(1).

If you have a secret love of early chapter books like I do (or, okay, if you have a six-year-old in the house), Jacquie Pearce's Flood Warning is great.

It's the story of the Fraser River flood, from the point of view of a resourceful boy who has to help his mother find a way to save their small herd of dairy cows from the encroaching water/5.

The book begins with a review of key historical events that preceded the Treaty, including the Depression-era construction of Grand Coulee Dam in central Washington, a project that resulted in the extirpation of prolific runs of chinook, coho and sockeye into B.C.

Prompted by concerns over the flood, American and Canadian political leaders. Onthe Columbia River inundates Kennewick and Richland in the worst flood in the history of those two cities.

The heaviest damage is in Kennewick where much of the business district lies close to the shore of the Columbia. Richland suffers less damage because the city is not as flat near the shore. (Info on book giveaway at bottom of post.) The story, while fiction, is based on what really happened during the flood.

Agassiz was the first town to be evacuated (read Flood Warning for the unusual role played by the town cemetery), but communities all along the Fraser Valley were affected.

In total, 30, civilians (local farmers. Part II Orders 11 Jun 48 - This unit is called out for service during the state of emergency existing in the Province of British Columbia to assist in Flood Control effective 30 May (Auth. Special Adm.

Order No. 2 4/5 Jun 48).

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The Fraser River / ˈ f r eɪ z ər / is the longest river within British Columbia, Canada, rising at Fraser Pass near Blackrock Mountain in the Rocky Mountains and flowing for 1, kilometres ( mi), into the Strait of Georgia at the city of Vancouver.

It is the 11th longest river in Canada. [citation needed] The river's annual discharge at its mouth is cubic kilometres (27 cu mi) or.

British Columbia Photos Remembering the flood that nearly swallowed the Fraser Valley, 70 years later cattle by hand on high ground near their farms in Chilliwack during the flood of Kid’s eye view of Fraser River flood (book give-away) Posted on On this day in *, the town of Agassiz’s Victoria Day dance was interrupted by news that the Fraser River was about to flood.

Many dikes were upgraded following the flood, but they are still considered vulnerable if the river rises towards what was seen in And although floods of that magnitude are rare, and historically thought to occur once every years, on average, experts note that there is close to a 20 per cent chance that such an event could occur.

On the newspaper wrote: Overshadowed by the grim Vanport City disaster, flood emergencies were being battled all along Clark County’s waterfront today as the Columbia River continued relentlessly to rise toward a crest of 31 feet.

These were the developments: 1. List of floods Fort Calgary flood. The flood of had an estimated peak rate of 2, m 3 /s (80, cu ft/s) based on high-water marks. Fraser River flood. The largest flood of British Columbia's Fraser River on record occurred in Maywhen rapid snow melt caused river levels to rise dramatically, triggering flooding from Agassiz to Richmond.

— 1 Cayoosh Creek, ~Vernon, British Columbia, June Drowning; Dr. Proctor, Narrative Information. McGregor: “On Memorial Day inthe Columbia River, swirling fifteen feet above normal, punched a hole in a railroad embankment that served as a dike, starting a flood that would le people homeless.

The combination of a near-record snowpack in southern British Columbia and temperatures soaring into the upper 80s has caused flood watches starting at the U.S.-Canada border running south along the Okanogan River.

Correspondent Emily Schwing is on the scene and sent back these photos. This story is based on real events that happened in the farming community of Agassiz during the Fraser River flood of Product Details; About the Author; studies.

She currently lives in Burnaby, British Columbia, on the edge of a ravine with her husband, daughter, dog and two cats. new chapter-book readers might offer Flood Warning.

northwestern British Columbia. Their report contains detailed historical information pertaining precipitation, floods, landslides and snow avalanches and damage caused by these. Scope The intent of this report is to produce a chronological list of flood events for the southern part of British Columbia.

This story is based on real events that happened in the farming community of Agassiz during the Fraser River flood of This little snippet of history is an interesting insight into the past in British Columbia and will not only be a fun read for any child but a useful resource for the study of community and Canadian history for young.

This book is a very readable and fast way to learn about the Vanport, Oregon (on Columbia River) Flood of that wiped out this second largest city in Oregon (at the time.)Reviews: The new business owners could relax, knowing that they would forever be poised above any future flood threat.

Improvements were made to the Fraser River diking system, but this did not stop future floods. A small flood occurred inbut “The Great Flood of ” was catastrophic, not only to Mission but to the entire Fraser Valley. Onthe Vanport Flood begins on the Columbia River. Named and most widely remembered for the town that it washes out just north of Portland, Oregon, the flood will crest twice, at feet on June 1 and at feet on June 14 at Portland, and will not recede for some 20 days.

The latest program highlights the 70th anniversary of the Flood of in the Fraser Valley. Listen now Books; British Columbia History Magazine. Online Extras; Email: [email protected] The British Columbia Historical Federation encourages interest in the history of British Columbia through research, presentation, and support.

of late May and early June, For a well-illustrated account of this event, see Nature’s Funj, the inside story of the disastrous British Columbia floods ofVancouver, (2) A detailed history of a portion of the valley lying on the north bank of the Fraser River is.

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Fraser River Flood () Close ups of the flooding of the Fraser River. There was a major flood of the Fraser River in Airport Art Gallery Burnaby Burrard Bridge Capilano Columbia Street Courthouse Douglas Street Downtown East Hastings Empire Stadium Empress Hotel Flood Ford Fraser River Government Street Granville Bridge Granville.

As the Fraser River rises ever higher this spring freshet, memories of the great flood of are evoked by many Chilliwack residents.

While neither the weather conditions nor the flood infrastructure are as bad as they were 70 years after that flood, there is some level of concern about what could happen this year.

Happily, the damage done to date hasn’t come even close to that during the crisis of the spring of when many of British Columbia’s rivers ran wild. From Prince Rupert on the coast eastward through Prince George to the Alberta border, and all the way south to Vancouver, rampaging rivers, fed by snow-melt, threw off hastily-erected bonds.

Byboth the Columbia and Willamette Rivers reached 23 feet, eight feet above flood stage. Officials in Vanport began patrolling the dikes that day, but didn't issue any warnings to.

Flooding events in Canada - British Columbia. InFraser River flooding was the greatest since that of The passage of five decades had witnessed the transformation of the lower Fraser Valley into a highly developed agricultural area, with commercial and industrial development becoming appreciable and suburban residential areas beginning to appear.

But when Tom learns the nearby Fraser River is about to flood, he may have to become a real-life hero and help save his family's herd of dairy cows. This story is based on real events that happened in the farming community of Agassiz during the Fraser River flood of Reviews: 1.

During the famous flood ofa rowboat was needed to reach the homes and businesses in the downtown area. The US Army Corps of Engineers helped to fill the holes in the dikes after this disaster.

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With the construction of the Libby Dam, flooding ended in Bonners Ferry. British Columbia Thousands forced from homes in B.C. due to historic flood Thousands of British Columbians have been forced from their homes by what some officials are calling a once-inyears.

Ormsby # Before the flood Jay Sherwood’s Ootsa Lake Odyssey tells the story of a German immigrant couple displaced by the construction of the Kenney Dam in central British Columbia in January 20th, InCanada and the United States (U.S.) ratified the Columbia River Treaty (Treaty), a transboundary water management agreement.

The impetus for the Treaty was the disastrous flood of which devastated the City of Vanport in Oregon and cost many lives, along with growing power demand in the Pacific Northwest.Fire, Flood, and Fish: A Walking Tour of Steveston B.C.

Alexandra Reid “Report prepared at the request of the Steveston Museum and Visitor Centre in partial fulfillment of UBC Geog Research in Historical Geography for Dr. David Brownstein.” 1 Abstract: There have been many struggles surrounding floods, fires, and upheavals in the fishing industry in the town of Steveston, B.C.