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U of M Evacuating Field Station Over Flood Fears

March 23, 2011 10:58 AM | News

By Sarah Klein

Due to flood concerns, the University of Manitoba is temporarily evacuating its Delta Marsh Field Station.

The station is operated by the Faculty of Science and is a research and teaching facility located on the south shore of Lake Manitoba.

Mark Whitmore, dean of science, says the station will be evacuated on April 1 to protect the safety of employees. Access to the road could be lost as early as April 4.

Staff are working to sandbag buildings vulnerable to flooding, and are raising equipment in low-lying storage and workshop areas or moving them to higher ground elsewhere on the site.

All research groups and other organizations that have booked time at the station will be making alternate arrangements during April and May.