Item AAAA2578 - Rivers rising

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Rivers rising

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British Columbia. Dept. of Highways

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  • 1974 (Creation)
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Educational. The roles played by various departments and agencies of the BC government in monitoring, preventing, preparing for and dealing with high water and flooding due to spring run-off. Regular snow pack measurement carried out by crews from Hydrology Division of the Water Investigations Branch, Water Resources Service, shown here checking instruments at the headwaters of Mission Creek (Okanagan Valley); flood control by dams (the Hugh Keenleyside Dam on the Columbia) and flood gates (Okanagan Falls); dyke construction; Dept. of Highways dyke patrols in the Fraser Valley during high water period; stockpiles of sandbags and bailey bridge components; the Lower Fraser Valley Flood Organization; Dept. of Agriculture preparations to evacuate and feed livestock; the role of the Provincial Emergency Program. Includes scenes of early and actual flooding on the Fraser River in 1972, and along the Similkameen River, as well as archival stills of the 1894 and 1948 Fraser River floods.

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A VHS reference copy is available for this item.

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Copyright Government of British Columbia.

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Accession number(s): F1986:29

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producing agency/company: British Columbia. Dept. of Highways; producer: Norbert Hartig; director: Jack Neale; script: Jim Tallman; photography: Scott Mathers; photography: Dirk de Jager; photography: Rob Hood; post-production: Dave Kent; narrator: Paul Orvin

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