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Taming the Kootenay

 
Digging drainage ditches on the flats to help keep the farmlands dry.
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Creston Flats before dyking.
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Creston Flats, the winter before they would be successfully dyked and used as farmland.
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The 'S' bridge over the Goat River to West Creston.
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Aerial view of the Creston Flats showing the blocks of farmland.
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Goat River diversion into the Kootenay River.
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Machinery used to divert the Goat River into the Kootenay River.
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Working on diverting the Goat River into the Kootenay River.
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Diversion of the Goat River.
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Digging the diversion channel that would allow the Goat River to flow into the Kootenay.
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Goat River diversion channel.
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Looking north towards Duck Lake
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Surveyors building dykes on the flats.
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The Klockman house during the dyking project.
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Men dyking the Kootenay River.
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Dredge used for building dykes along the Kootenay River.
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Dredges were used to construct dykes on the Kootenay Flats.
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Huge scrapers working on the dyking of the flats.
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