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Chapter 16: Water Resources

16.16: Dried-Up Sloughs Near Lenore

This is another photograph of the hummocky ground moraine of southwestern Manitoba. The infilling and drainage of sloughs—natural and artificial—has contributed to a reduction in the total area of wetlands in Manitoba. Here the drying of sloughs is more marked than on figure 16.15. In the south one slough 1 has an expanse of mudflats surrounding it 2, and in the north is what appears from its light tone to be a shallow slough 3. Between the two is a slough being unfilled by vegetation 4. Several examples of dried sloughs can be identified 5; one has been occupied by trees 6. In the north one of the dried sloughs 7 has been artificially drained 8 into a lower one.

Also notable are two dugouts 9 and a small cemetery 10—well removed from the settlement it services. A dusting of snow on the land 11 indicates that this is an early winter photo.

Figure 16.16: Dried-Up Sloughs Near Lenore

Figure 16.16: Dried-Up Sloughs Near Lenore

Figure 16.16

Vertical air photograph: A16411-49

Flight height: 10,300 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 152.4 mm

Scale: 1:17,000 (approx.)

Date: October 29, 1958

Location: Township 11; Range 25WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62F Virden

                    1:50,000 62F/15 Virden