Riverwalk Extended as Flood Debris Cleared

By David Klassen

Muddy Riverwalk
Crews work to remove mud and other river debris from The Forks’ Riverwalk on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg’s Riverwalk now extends to The Forks National Historic Site since reopening to the public.

Parks Canada says a contractor was hired to remove sediment and debris deposited on the Riverwalk during high water periods this spring. Nearly 900 cubic metres of material was removed, which will be used as clean fill.

Crews also brought in 300 metric tonnes of gravel to spread on the walkway to replace the gravel washed away by the high water.

Heavy equipment and truck traffic still remains on the upper pathways on Park Canada’s property, so the public is advised to be mindful until the end of August.


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