In the annual post-flood days along the Assiniboine River in Winnipeg it is time for the cleanup. Almost every year the river floods in the spring. Water inundates the scenic river walk leaving mud and debris. But the cleanup crews are diligent and it will be user friendly very soon.
Soon it will look like this.
Some Winnipeg shots.
Roofers busy at it:
The rivers in Winnipeg are at flood level:
Balcony shot by Markozen.
How high’s the water, mama?
Two feet high and risin’
There has been some major downpours in the Winnipeg area over the last few days. The Riverwalk is suppose to get flooded in the next while. A few pics from today before it goes under.
A couple downtown Winnipeg fountains.
Okay I get the top sign, no wading through the pool. But what the hell is the bottom one?
In the northern part of Winnipeg on the Red River is an antiquated railroad swing bridge. Out of service for decades, the bridge is still an amazing piece of history and engineering. When the boats were coming, someone would have to scurry to the middle of the bridge and hit the swing switch. Some type of motor would start the machinery causing the middle section to swivel. Hopefully no trains coming.
Winnipeg’s rivers are notorious for early spring flooding that could last for weeks, or if the weather is dry in the river basin, a quick recede. This year the rivers receded quickly.
The photos below are a 2 week time span.