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Wet Prairie: People, Land, and Water in Agricultural Manitoba

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The Canadian prairies are often envisioned as dry, windswept fields; however, much of southern Manitoba is not arid plain but wet prairie, poorly drained land subject to frequent flooding.

Wet Prairie brings to light the problems and complexities of surface water management in Manitoba, from early efforts to drain the landscape to late-twentieth-century attempts to establis
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published July 5th 2011 by UBC Press (first published April 1st 2011)
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Aug 11, 2014 Terri rated it liked it
A bit repetitive and fuzzily organized, but overall a great history of the politics of drainage and flooding in Manitoba. Everything in it was completely new to me!
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