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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Duff’s Ditch Plaque (Portage and Main, Winnipeg)

Until the completion of “Duff’s Ditch” in 1967, Winnipeg was often threatened by the flooding of the Red River. To protect the citizens from this repeated danger, Premier Duff Roblin overcame strong opposition and had the Winnipeg Floodway constructed. This plaque was erected here on 16 May 1979 by the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.

Duff’s Ditch Plaque (2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.89555, W97.13816
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Red River Floodway

“Duff’s Ditch”: The Origins, Construction, and Impact of the Red River Floodway by Robert W. Passfield
Manitoba History, Number 42, Autumn/Winter 2001-2002


This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 March 2012

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