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Chapter 16: Water Resources

16.13: Sewage Lagoons at Brandon

Several communities in Manitoba obtain their water from rivers and subsequently dispose of sewage into the same river downstream. Shown here is the eastern part of the City of Brandon 1 with the eastward-flowing Assiniboine River 2 from which the city extracts water, upstream off the photo. Wastewater is treated at a plant south of the Assiniboine and carried via pipeline to sewage lagoons north of the river 3 just east of the junction of Chater Creek 4. As is commonly the case the lagoons are located east of the main built up area—although within the city boundaries—indicated by the dashed line 5 because the prevailing winds are from a westerly sector. However, at the time this photo was taken the wind was from the southeast as indicated by a smoke plume 6 emanating from Manitoba Hydro’s thermal electric power station 7.

Also of note on this photo is the upper part of the Assiniboine Delta with dry surface conditions 8, because of the underlying sands and gravels, and the correction line between townships 10 and 11 9.

Figure 16.13: Sewage Lagoons at Brandon

Figure 16.13: Sewage Lagoons at Brandon

Figure 16.13

Vertical air photograph: A25656-43

Flight height: 17,384 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length 88.19 mm

Scale: 1:55,100 (approx.)

Date: September 4, 1981

Location: Townships 10 and 11; Ranges 18 and 19WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62G Brandon

                    1:50,000 62G/13 Brandon