Natural Resources

Flooding

Date: April 19-20, 2004

Location: Glenwood

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Latitude: 48° 59' 00" N

Longitude: 54° 53' 00" W

Fatalities: 0

Injuries: 0

Source: CBC website

Rapid snow melt resulted in high waters and flooding in Glenwood and Appleton as the Gander river overtopped its banks. Flooding also occurred in this area in 1983

CBC website:

Glenwood man stoic about flooding - Apr 20 2004

GANDER ‹ About a dozen houses on the Gander River have been caught in a flood. People in Glenwood and Appleton are used to the water rising every spring, but this is the first time in three years that basements have been affected.

Don Kelly has more than a metre of water in his Glenwood home. He says they were getting ready to evacuate some houses, but put that plan on hold when the water on the Gander River receded a bit.

Kelly says while the water levels are high this spring because of the amount of snow during the winter, he's seen worse.

"Back in '83 this house was under water. They were all under water," he remembers. "After 30, 40 years, you get used to it." Kelly says the flooding usually lasts a week or two.

 
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