No ring dike, but why? How Peguis First Nation still has no permanent flood protection – CBC

No ring dike, but why? How Peguis First Nation still has no permanent flood protection – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 202213 Views

May 11, 2022

The Fisher River floods out this community in the northern Interlake every 3 or 4 years, on average

Five times over the past 16 years, the Fisher River has spilled its banks at Peguis First Nation.

The river channel is so small and the terrain in Manitoba’s northern Interlake is so flat, it doesn’t take much for floodwaters to spread far and wide across the Anishinaabe and Cree community.

Every time there’s a flood, the provincial and federal governments respond with some form of help. Depending on the severity of the flood in question, that assistance has included sandbags, pumps, billeting in hotels and even the replacement of dozens of flood-damaged homes.

What Peguis still doesn’t have — even after floods in 2006, 2009, 2011, 2014 and now this year — is permanent flood protection for all of the 3,053 people who live in the community.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-peguis-flooding-analysis-1.6448180

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