Flooding damages uManitoba's Delta Marsh Field Station

November 4, 2011

The future of the University of Manitoba's Delta Marsh Field Station is in doubt due to this year's widespread flooding. Just 3 of the research and teaching station's 15 facilities are intact, and securing insurance for what is left of the site is an open question. A uManitoba spokesman says the institution is committed to field research and teaching, but whether it is at Delta has yet to be decided. The cost of cleaning up and demolishing the damaged outbuildings, as well as dealing with downed trees and debris left by the flood, is approximately $300,000. The 3 undamaged facilities -- the residence, the library/classroom, and Mallard Lodge -- will be winterized to protect against the elements. Winnipeg Free Press