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  • May 7, 2012

    IN PICTURES: The Flood of 1995

    The flood of 1995 was worse than 1979, but didn't come up to the levels of 1976. As well, reinforced dikes in Brandon helped mitigate the damages. However, sandbags were needed to keep the river at bay, and people in some other communities were forced to evacuate.

  • Brandon City golf course, as seen from the first tee during flooding in April 1995. High water in the Assiniboine hadn't yet flooded over the course, and greenskeeper Lloyd Erickson said that if the water remained at its current level and run-off water is pumped out, the course may be open by April 15, that year.

    Brandon City golf course, as seen from the first tee during flooding in April 1995. High water in the Assiniboine hadn't yet flooded over the course, and greenskeeper Lloyd Erickson said that if the water remained at its current level and run-off water is pumped out, the course may be open by April 15, that year.   (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun file)

  • Eleanor Kidd Park, looking towards 18th Street, during April 1995.

    Eleanor Kidd Park, looking towards 18th Street, during April 1995.   (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun file)

  • Ice and rising floodwaters surround cattle at a farm in the Souris or Melita area. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 12, 1995)

    Ice and rising floodwaters surround cattle at a farm in the Souris or Melita area. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 12, 1995)

  • Rising floodwaters are seen from the air in the Souris or Melita area. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 12, 1995)

    Rising floodwaters are seen from the air in the Souris or Melita area. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 12, 1995)

  • A flooded river is seen from the air in this photo taken during the 1995 spring floods in the Souris and Melita areas. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 12, 1995)

    A flooded river is seen from the air in this photo taken during the 1995 spring floods in the Souris and Melita areas. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 12, 1995)

  • A flooded river is seen from the air in this photo taken during the 1995 spring floods in the Souris and Melita areas. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 12, 1995)

    A flooded river is seen from the air in this photo taken during the 1995 spring floods in the Souris and Melita areas. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 12, 1995)

  • A flooded river is seen from the air in this photo taken during the 1995 spring floods in the Souris and Melita areas. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 12, 1995)

    A flooded river is seen from the air in this photo taken during the 1995 spring floods in the Souris and Melita areas. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 12, 1995)

  • A bridge on the road shows where the river would normally by, in this view from the air taken during the 1995 spring floods in the Souris and Melita areas. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 12, 1995)

    A bridge on the road shows where the river would normally by, in this view from the air taken during the 1995 spring floods in the Souris and Melita areas. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 12, 1995)

  • Floodwaters wash over the entrance road to Curran Park, now Turtle Crossing, during the 1995 Assiniboine River flood. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 18, 1995)

    Floodwaters wash over the entrance road to Curran Park, now Turtle Crossing, during the 1995 Assiniboine River flood. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 18, 1995)

  • The sign to Eleanor Kidd Park, then home to the Brandon Humane Society, is partially submerged during the 1995 Assiniboine River floods. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 18, 1995)

    The sign to Eleanor Kidd Park, then home to the Brandon Humane Society, is partially submerged during the 1995 Assiniboine River floods. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 18, 1995)

  • Floodwaters wash over the entrance road to Curran Park, now Turtle Crossing, during the 1995 Assiniboine River flood. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 18, 1995)

    Floodwaters wash over the entrance road to Curran Park, now Turtle Crossing, during the 1995 Assiniboine River flood. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 18, 1995)

  • Grand Valley Road is closed. Seen looking southwest from near 18 Street North. (Drik Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 25, 1995.)

    Grand Valley Road is closed. Seen looking southwest from near 18 Street North. (Drik Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 25, 1995.)

  • A sandbag dike is built up at the corner of 18th Street North and John Avenue. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 25, 1995)

    A sandbag dike is built up at the corner of 18th Street North and John Avenue. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 25, 1995)

  • The entrance road to Curran Park, now Turtle Crossing, is completely flooded. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 25, 1995)

    The entrance road to Curran Park, now Turtle Crossing, is completely flooded. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 25, 1995)

  • Flooding nearly covers the top of the sign marking Eleanor Kidd Park during the 1995 Assiniboine River flood. The sandbagged building that at that time housed the Brandon Humane Society is seen through the trees at left. (Drik Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 25, 1995.)

    Flooding nearly covers the top of the sign marking Eleanor Kidd Park during the 1995 Assiniboine River flood. The sandbagged building that at that time housed the Brandon Humane Society is seen through the trees at left. (Drik Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 25, 1995.)

  • Workers build up the sandbag dike at 18th Street North and John Avenue. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 25, 1995)

    Workers build up the sandbag dike at 18th Street North and John Avenue. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 25, 1995)

  • Assiniboine River floodwaters swamp grandstands during the 1995 flooding. Location is probably the Participaction Park, now Pooch Park. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 24, 1995)

    Assiniboine River floodwaters swamp grandstands during the 1995 flooding. Location is probably the Participaction Park, now Pooch Park. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 24, 1995)

  • Workers build up a sandbag dike at the intersection of John Avenue and 18th Street North. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 25, 1995)

    Workers build up a sandbag dike at the intersection of John Avenue and 18th Street North. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 25, 1995)

  • Volutneers help build up the sandbag dike at 18th Street North and John Avenue. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 25, 1995)

    Volutneers help build up the sandbag dike at 18th Street North and John Avenue. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 25, 1995)

  • A wall of sandbags protects 18th Street North, at John Avenue, from the rising Assiniboine. The old Thompson Bridge can be seen behind the pile of pallets. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 25, 1995)

    A wall of sandbags protects 18th Street North, at John Avenue, from the rising Assiniboine. The old Thompson Bridge can be seen behind the pile of pallets. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 25, 1995)

  • MTS staff work in the flooded Dinsdale Park. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 24, 1995)

    MTS staff work in the flooded Dinsdale Park. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 24, 1995)

  • A grader and sandbaggers work on the roads during the 1995 flood fight. (Dirk Aberson/ Brandon Sun archives, April 24, 1995)

    A grader and sandbaggers work on the roads during the 1995 flood fight. (Dirk Aberson/ Brandon Sun archives, April 24, 1995)

  • A staff member at the Brandon Humane Society stands outside what was then the society's headquarters, located in perennially-flooded Eleanor Kidd Park. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 24, 1995)

    A staff member at the Brandon Humane Society stands outside what was then the society's headquarters, located in perennially-flooded Eleanor Kidd Park. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 24, 1995)

  • Sandbags are loaded into a truck during the 1995 flood fight along the Assiniboine River. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 24, 1995)

    Sandbags are loaded into a truck during the 1995 flood fight along the Assiniboine River. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 24, 1995)

  • Looking south or south-east over the Assiniboine River, which has spilled its banks, towards central Brandon. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 28, 1995)

    Looking south or south-east over the Assiniboine River, which has spilled its banks, towards central Brandon. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives, April 28, 1995)

  • A grader works on the roads during the 1995 flood fight. (Dirk Aberson/ Brandon Sun archives, April 24, 1995)

    A grader works on the roads during the 1995 flood fight. (Dirk Aberson/ Brandon Sun archives, April 24, 1995)

  • The road is a thin strip of dry land, through a flooded-out valley. The precise location isn't certain. The image is from a roll of photos identified only as

    The road is a thin strip of dry land, through a flooded-out valley. The precise location isn't certain. The image is from a roll of photos identified only as "Kenton Lenore" from April 27, 1995. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives)

  • Water flows right up to the bottom of this unidentified bridge, on a roll of photos identified only as

    Water flows right up to the bottom of this unidentified bridge, on a roll of photos identified only as "Kenton Lenore" from April 27, 1995. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives)

  • Water flows right up to the bottom of this unidentified bridge, on a roll of photos identified only as

    Water flows right up to the bottom of this unidentified bridge, on a roll of photos identified only as "Kenton Lenore" from April 27, 1995. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives)

  • A sandbag stockpile sits ready for use along a rural Manitoba road. The precise location isn't certain; the image is from a roll of photos identified only as

    A sandbag stockpile sits ready for use along a rural Manitoba road. The precise location isn't certain; the image is from a roll of photos identified only as "Kenton Lenore" from April 27, 1995. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives)

  • A barn sits partially submerged, although the house, at left, is protected by sandbags. The precise location isn't certain; the image is from a roll of photos identified only as

    A barn sits partially submerged, although the house, at left, is protected by sandbags. The precise location isn't certain; the image is from a roll of photos identified only as "Kenton Lenore" from April 27, 1995. (Dirk Aberson / Brandon Sun archives)

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