Sumas Prairie

SUMAS PRAIRIE  () is an area of fertile lowlands below Sumas Mt, south of the FRASER R east of ABBOTSFORD. Until the 1920s it was covered by Sumas Lk, which drained into the Fraser via Sumas R. Each spring the lake inundated the surrounding valley. The local Sumas First Nation used it to fish and hunt waterfowl. The provincial government began draining Sumas Lk in 1919 and built an extensive network of dikes and canals to divert runoff. As...

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