High Water: Living With the Fraser Floods.

High Water showcases archival photographs and oral histories as it documents the struggle of outsiders to create a home on the floodplain of the Fraser River in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley since the 1870s.  Historic floods – especially the freshets of 1894 and 1948 – devastated agricultural communities.  The response of these communities in crisis has much to teach people in the present about issues related to living in close proximity to a river the size of the Fraser.

Winner of the BC Historical Federation’s  Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing, 2006.

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  • Client: Abbotsford: Dairy Industry Historical Society of British Columbia
  • Year: 2006

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