When
the
Dikes
Broke...

Dike Break
On the afternoon of June 11, the Roseau river broke through the sandbag dikes, and spread over most of Roseau. By evening, 95 percent of Roseau was flooded.
Water at top of dike
The Roseau river at the top of the sandbag dike.
Water over dike
Water pours over the dike.

Police Dept.
A few hours earlier, they were filling sandbags in this parking lot.

Will someone please stop the rain?
Stop Sign

Water filling street
Floodwater pours into Roseau streets.

Railroad tracks
The railroad tracks slowed the spread of the floodwater for a short time, then the water poured over the tracks.

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This page maintained by Alan Draves. All photos by Jeff Keinitz, Roseau Community Schools.