BO-48-3089 : The Mission Region Flood

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This is a higher altitude shot of the area east of Mission during the big flood of 1948. The flood affected Nicomen Island, Deroche, Dewdney, Dewdney Peninsula, Hatzic and Mission Flats. A total of 13,135 acres of agricultural land were flooded by the Fraser with 514 houses lost to flood waters.

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  1. Milan LuketicReply
    September 11, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    There are stories of farmers finding white sturgeon in their muddy fields for months after this flood. Often they were found still alive!

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