31 May 2011

Flood Plain

No. 2548 - 31 May 2011 - 14:02:17

The Assiniboine lurks in the background, behind the trees, but the water in the foreground is the breach. Pounding rain and gale force winds were blowing in Brandon today but the saturated earth of southern Manitoba can no longer absorb additional moisture. Fields are filled with water, the rivers and lakes sport white caps and family homes and farms are at risk of ruin. The flood plain is like a giant, water-logged sponge and the water has no where to go.
Although I left the province today my thoughts remain with the brave and hopeful Manitobans who may not reasonably see the end of this mess for many months.

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