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Chapter 16: Water Resources

16.1: Dam at Souris

Several communities in southern Manitoba obtain their municipal water from a nearby river. This is the case with Souris 1 located on either side of the eastward-flowing Souris River 2. On this photo, three items can be seen crossing the Souris River. The furthest upstream is a road bridge 3 carrying PTH 22 4. A faint line further downstream 5 is a swinging footbridge which enables people to cross from the northwestern part of the town to the southeastern. At 582 feet (177.4 m) in length it claims to be the longest suspension footbridge in Canada. It was destroyed during the 1976 flood but has since been restored. Further downstream is a weir 6 that backs up water for the intake at the water treatment plant 7 located near the junction of Plum Creek 8. The river channel is wider above the weir 9 than it is below 10.

Figure 16.1: Dam at Souris

Figure 16.1: Dam at Souris

Figure 16.1

Vertical air photograph: A20811-78

Flight height: 10,300 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 6 inches

Scale: 1:17,000 (approx.)

Date: September 28, 1968

Location: Townships 7 and 8; Range 21WI

Map sheets 1:250,000 62F Virden

       1:50,000 62F/9 Souris