Natural Resources

Flooding

Date: December 6, 1976

Location: Parsons Pond

Easting: 449000

Northing: 5542000

Latitude: 50° 02' 00" N

Longitude: 57° 43' 00" W

Fatalities:

Injuries: 0

Source: NFLD Dept. of Municipal Affairs

Onshore winds and high tides destroyed the protective natural beach barrier allowing sea water to flood the area north of the river. A similar flood occurred a year later on December 11-12, 1977.

 
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