The Current19:28B.C. farmers fear a repeat of catastrophic floods
Philip Graham was on his Abbotsford, B.C. dairy farm last year, when a nearby dike broke and sent a torrent of floodwater onto his land.
“I saw a river come around the corner, it was probably a two-foot wave coming straight through our yard,” said Philip, whose farm lies in the Sumas Prairie, on the site of a lake drained in the 1920s.
As the waters rose and flooded his barn, he found himself “waist deep in ice-cold water” and trying to save his animals, even moving some to higher ground with the help
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