Update: Funding approved for dyke repair [Bradford Cares, July 5, 2013]
Most of us have been intently watching the clean up efforts in Calgary and High River, Alberta after massive flooding. But closer to home, I was surprised to learn that nothing has improved after a dyke failure on June 16 left some farms in the Holland Marsh under several feet of water. A blog in our neighbouring community, Bradford Cares, has posted pictures on July 3, which show the current situation:
If you’d like to see what the area looked like before the flood, click on this earlier post to see a pre-flood photo (scroll to bottom):
It was originally estimated that it would take two years or more to restore this land to productive capacity.