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Ice Blasting on the Rideau
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Ice blasting on the Rideau River, at the piers of a railway bridge from days gone by.

The blasting is being done to prevent flooding along the river, and given the 410cm of snow in Ottawa this year – is a very real risk. It hasn’t been necessary for several years due to reduced winter precipitation and slow melting.

2. April 2008, 00:00 Posted in: Photos Tagged with: , , , , , , ,