Manitoba Town Is Set To Reopen Area Campground

Crews working on restoring the public beach at Delta earlier this year.

The big day has finally arrived.

The Rural Municipality of Portage in Manitoba, is preparing to introduce the rejuvenated Delta Beach to the public with a grand opening ceremony on Friday (July 13), according to the Portage Daily Graphic.

“Delta is looking great,” said Reeve Kam Blight. “It is very new. It’s going to take some time for the grass and the trees to mature and develop but we’re working towards that and I think it looks excellent.”

Twenty seasonal campsites, 10 lakefront, 10 nonlakefront, washroom facilities and a registration office are just some of the amenities featured at the revamped public beach. Officials with the municipality has been working to redevelop the area after it was decimated by biblicalesque flooding in 2011 and 2014.

Much of that time was spent working with the government to secure disaster financial assistance funding.

“We designed it in the sense that the buildings out there would not be damaged by the flooding or we would not put certain things out there that could be vulnerable to flooding,” adds Blight. “A lot of things were planned to withstand high water levels. Heaven forbid we see a situation like (the 2011 and 2014 floods) again, but I think we’ve taken steps to make sure what we put out there will withstand what may be coming.”

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