Crews Repair Breached Dike in Flood-Stricken Abbotsford, British Columbia

Crews worked to repair the Sumas Dyke in Abbotsford, British Columbia, on November 21, in an effort to stop floodwaters from the Sumas River spreading out onto the Sumas Prairie and adjacent lowlands, officials said.

“Crews have been working furiously the last two days and have now sealed the breach in the Sumas Dyke near Number 3 Road which has stopped the flow of water from the Sumas River into the eastern part of the Sumas Prairie,” the City of Abbotsford wrote on Facebook. “Crews will continue to work on the dyke, building it up at least three more metres and are expected to have it completed in the next three days.”

Heavy rain from an atmospheric river over the Pacific Northwest brought historic flooding to British Columbia, reports said.

The City of Abbotsford extended the state of emergency until November 29. Credit: City of Abbotsford via Storyful

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