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Red River Floodway

The Red River Floodway, is a Canadian waterway which opened in 1968, is a 30 mile long flood control channel which, during flood periods, diverts part of the Red River around Winnipeg and discharges back into the Red River below the dam at Lockport, Manitoba.

The floodway, started on October 6th, 1962 and finished in March 1968, was a major undertaking with 100 million cubic yards of earth excavated - more than what was moved for the Panama Canal. The construction left such a mark on the face of the earth that it was visible to the Apollo Program on the Moon.



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