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Chapter 16: Water Resources

16.10: The Stephenfield Reservoir

The multi-purpose Stephenfield Reservoir 1 was created by the PFRA in 1963 by building a dam 2 across the Boyne River 3 that flows to the Red River with a spillway at its south end 4. The over two-mile long reservoir has a storage capacity of 4,400 dam3. It retains water for domestic, agricultural, and municipal use. A water treatment plant opened in 1999 supplies the surrounding RM of Dufferin and pipelines that lead to the western part of the RM of Grey and the hamlet of Haywood to the north. Stephenfield Provincial Park is now located on the south shore of the reservoir, although it is not visible on this old, small-scale photo 5. It provides facilities for swimming, boating, and fishing in the reservoir. Just north of the reservoir is the correction line between townships 6 and 7 6.

Figure 16.10: The Stephenfield Reservoir

Figure 16.10: The Stephenfield Reservoir

Figure 16.10

Vertical air photograph: A21666-224

Flight height: 22,240 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 85.611 mm

Scale: 1:79,200 (approx.)

Date: July 21, 1970

Location: Township 6, 7 and 8; Ranges 6 and 7WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62G Brandon

                    1:50,000 62G/9 St. Claude