SLIDESHOW: Hoop and Holler Cut

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TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS An aerial view of the dike breach at Hoop and Holler Bend.
TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS An aerial view of the dike breach at Hoop and Holler Bend mid-afternoon today. The cut was made shortly after 8 a.m.
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TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Water advances over fields following this morning's Hoop and Holler cut.
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COURTESY PROVINCE OF MANITOBA A view of the cut in the Assiniboine River dike at Hoop and Holler Bend, seen earlier today.
PHIL.HOSSACK@FREEPRESS.MB.CA Machinery in the rear is positioned at the "cut" on the Assiniboine River, diverting water out towards the Elm River, while machinery in the foreground cuts through another north/south road allowing water direct access east into the Elm River.
PHIL.HOSSACK@FREEPRESS.MB.CA Constructions crews at work near the site of the Hoop and Holler cut this morning.
COURTESY PROVINCE OF MANITOBA A view of the cut in the Assiniboine River dike at Hoop and Holler Bend, seen earlier today.
COURTESY PROVINCE OF MANITOBA Crews work on the deliberate breach in the Assiniboine River dike at Hoop and Holler Bend.
COURTESY PROVINCE OF MANITOBA A view of the cut in the Assiniboine River dike at Hoop and Holler Bend, seen earlier today.
COURTESY PROVINCE OF MANITOBA Crews work on the deliberate breach in the Assiniboine River dike at Hoop and Holler Bend.
COURTESY PROVINCE OF MANITOBA Crews work on the deliberate breach in the Assiniboine River dike at Hoop and Holler Bend.
COURTESY PROVINCE OF MANITOBA Water flows through the cut in the Assiniboine River dike at Hoop and Holler Bend this morning.
Courtesy Province of Manitoba Water begins to flow through the cut in the Assiniboine River dike at Hoop and Holler Bend.
MIKE.DEAL@FREEPRESS.MB.CA Water from the Assiniboine River flows across a field southwest of Newton, close to Highway 331.
PHIL.HOSSACK@FREEPRESS.MB.CA Canadian military personnel walk from house to house near the Hoop and Holler cut Saturday morning, filling water dikes around threatened farm homes as officials divert water out of the Assiniboine River channel.
PHIL.HOSSACK@FREEPRESS.MB.CA Bob Kriski herds his leashed cat over the sandbag dike early this morning as officials started to release a controlled breach of the Assiniboine RIver dike .
MIKE.DEAL@FREEPRESS.MB.CA Ron Owens talks to his family by phone outside his house on the Elm River, situated roughly two miles from the deliberate dike breach on the Assiniboine River as the crow files.
MIKE.DEAL@FREEPRESS.MB.CA A house on the Elm River sat empty this morning. The home is situated less than two miles from the Hoop and Holler cut.
MIKE.DEAL@FREEPRESS.MB.CA RCMP officers at the roadblock on Highway 331 direct traffic Saturday morning near the Hoop and Holler cut.
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