July 30, 2015


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Flood Fight 2011 - St. Jean Baptiste and Morris area

The flooded Red River is developing into the Red Sea outside of the Manitoba town of St Jean Baptiste Wednesday. Highway traffic in the area is closed.
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Highway 75, the main highway from Winnipeg,  is closed because of the flooding Morris River and Red River. Crews work, lower-center, to close ring dikes around the town of Morris to protect them from the rising water. 
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Farmers' properties are surrounded by the flooded Red River north of  of St Jean Baptiste, Manitoba.  The town is located along Highway 75, 40 km north of the United States border. The town of St Jean Baptiste, top, is surrounded by a ring dike keeping it safe from the flood waters.
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The town of St Jean Baptiste is surrounded by the flooded Red River  Wednesday morning.
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Country roads are washed out by the flooding Morris and Red River near Morris, Manitoba. This farmer outside of the Morris ring dikes has moved all his equipment to higher ground. 
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Highway 75, the main highway from Winnipeg,  is closed because of the flooding Morris River and Red River at Morris.
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Country roads are washed out by the flooding Morris and Red River near Morris Manitoba. Many municipal roads in the area are now flooded making road traffic difficult if not impossible.
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One of many washed-out country roads caused by the flooded Red River near the town of St Jean Baptiste Wednesday morning. Hundreds of Manitoba roads and highways are now closed due to  high flood waters.
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Farmers properties are surrounded by the flooded Red River near the town of St Jean Baptiste Wednesday morning.
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Farmers properties are surrounded by the flooded Red River near the town of St Jean Baptiste.
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The bridge is closed at St John Baptiste because of high flood waters from the Red River. Debris wood piles near the bridge Wednesday morning.
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Portions of Hwy 75 are now under water because of high flood waters from the Red River Wednesday morning
JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS- Apr 20, 2011
St Jean Baptiste - Portions of Hwy 75 are now under water because of high flood waters from the Red River Wednesday morning
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A farm is surrounded by the flooding Red River near the town of St Jean Baptiste Wednesday.
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A farm is surrounded by the flooding Red River near the town of St Jean Baptiste Wednesday.
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A farm is surrounded by the flooding Red River between the towns of St Jean Baptiste and Morris. The home is  surrounded by a flood wall to protect it from the rising waters. 
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Portions of Hwy 75 are now under water because of high flood waters from  the Red River. Manitoba is now coping with a unprecedented number of roads closed because of spring flooding.
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The Red River has spilled its banks near the town of St Jean Baptiste and Morris Wednesday. Local area farmers now have to travel to and from their rural properties by boat.
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A farm is surrounded by the flooding Red River between the towns of St Jean Baptiste  and Morris.
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A farm is surrounded by the flooding Red River near the town of St Jean Baptiste Wednesday. After the Flood of the Century in 1997, the Manitoba government raised farm homesteads to protect them from reoccurring floods.
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A farmer tractor sits on a submerged country road caused by the flooding Red River between the towns of St Jean Baptiste and Morris. JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
The flooded Red River is developing into the Red Sea outside of the Manitoba town of St Jean Baptiste Wednesday. Highway traffic in the area is closed. JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
Highway 75, the main highway from Winnipeg, is closed because of the flooding Morris River and Red River. Crews work, lower-center, to close ring dikes around the town of Morris to protect them from the rising water. JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
Farmers' properties are surrounded by the flooded Red River north of of St Jean Baptiste, Manitoba. The town is located along Highway 75, 40 km north of the United States border. The town of St Jean Baptiste, top, is surrounded by a ring dike keeping it safe from the flood waters. JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
The town of St Jean Baptiste is surrounded by the flooded Red River Wednesday morning. JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
Country roads are washed out by the flooding Morris and Red River near Morris, Manitoba. This farmer outside of the Morris ring dikes has moved all his equipment to higher ground. JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
Highway 75, the main highway from Winnipeg, is closed because of the flooding Morris River and Red River at Morris. JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
Country roads are washed out by the flooding Morris and Red River near Morris Manitoba. Many municipal roads in the area are now flooded making road traffic difficult if not impossible. JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
One of many washed-out country roads caused by the flooded Red River near the town of St Jean Baptiste Wednesday morning. Hundreds of Manitoba roads and highways are now closed due to high flood waters. JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
Farmers properties are surrounded by the flooded Red River near the town of St Jean Baptiste Wednesday morning. JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
Farmers properties are surrounded by the flooded Red River near the town of St Jean Baptiste. JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
The bridge is closed at St John Baptiste because of high flood waters from the Red River. Debris wood piles near the bridge Wednesday morning. JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
Portions of Hwy 75 are now under water because of high flood waters from the Red River Wednesday morning JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS- Apr 20, 2011 -
St Jean Baptiste - Portions of Hwy 75 are now under water because of high flood waters from the Red River Wednesday morning JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
A farm is surrounded by the flooding Red River near the town of St Jean Baptiste Wednesday. JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
A farm is surrounded by the flooding Red River near the town of St Jean Baptiste Wednesday. JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
A farm is surrounded by the flooding Red River between the towns of St Jean Baptiste and Morris. The home is surrounded by a flood wall to protect it from the rising waters. JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
Portions of Hwy 75 are now under water because of high flood waters from the Red River. Manitoba is now coping with a unprecedented number of roads closed because of spring flooding. JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
The Red River has spilled its banks near the town of St Jean Baptiste and Morris Wednesday. Local area farmers now have to travel to and from their rural properties by boat. JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
A farm is surrounded by the flooding Red River between the towns of St Jean Baptiste and Morris. JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
A farm is surrounded by the flooding Red River near the town of St Jean Baptiste Wednesday. After the Flood of the Century in 1997, the Manitoba government raised farm homesteads to protect them from reoccurring floods. JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
A farmer tractor sits on a submerged country road caused by the flooding Red River between the towns of St Jean Baptiste and Morris. JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -

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