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.
This is a higher altitude shot of Fort Langley during the big flood of the Fraser River in 1948. Water completely surrounded the city and Fort Langley was cut off from the rest of the world for almost two weeks.
In 1948, a cool spring and warm summer led to a sudden melting of the winter snow pack that caused major flooding throughout the Lower Mainland. On June 3rd the Hatzic dyke, just east of Mission, gave way.