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Taming the Kootenay

 
Looking north from Boundary Dyke across the Piper Farm.
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The break in the dyke at the Goat River diversion.
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The break in the Goat River diversion.
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Looking south down Reclamation Road in West Creston.
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Road to Creston from West Creston near the West Creston ferry.
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Flood waters erode land.
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Filling sandbags on the Creston flats.
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The dykes collapse as the flood waters recede.
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Building the forms for the sandbag walls.
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Water floods the old Goat River Channel, coming in from the north side of the diversion.
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Men passing sandbags to thestack on the right, along the inner side of the dykes.
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False Mouth, between the Kootenay River and the old Goat River channel, flooded with water.
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Placing sandbags along the dykes.
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The Goat River breaking through the 1935 diversion.
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Bracing the dykes against seepage.
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Creston Review reports the results of the 1948 flood and the repair work that was going to be done.
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Dykes that were leaking under pressure, being reinforced on both sides.
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Sandbagging efforts to prevent flooding.
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