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Foreword
Preface
Glossary

Chapter 16: Water Resources

16.18: Artificial Drainage and Dugouts in the Souris Valley Near Lauder

This photo is unusual in that its sides are not generally east/west and north/south trending. It is part of a group taken along the northeast-flowing Souris River 1. Here the river cuts across the floor of Glacial Lake Hind, which in this area left behind dry sandy soils. Further north around Marshy Lake the land is—as the name suggests—marshy, and an artificial ditch 2 has been constructed to the Souris River to drain it. However, here numerous dugouts are needed for both domestic 3 and farm use 4.

Also notable are former courses of the Souris River 5 and partly cultivated fields 6—the cultivated areas are dark 7 compared with non-cultivated areas 8.

Figure 16.18: Artificial Drainage and Dugouts in the Souris Valley Near Lauder

Figure 16.18: Artificial Drainage and Dugouts in the Souris Valley Near Lauder

Figure 16.18

Vertical air photograph: A20811-35

Flight height: 10,300 feet; lens focal length: 6 inches

Scale: 1:17,400 (approx.)

Date: September 28, 1968

Location: Township 5; Range 25WI

Map sheets 1:250,000 62F Virden

                   1:50,000 62F/7 Hartney