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Glossary

Chapter 16: Water Resources

16.23: River Straightening on the Little Saskatchewan River Near Elphinstone

A commonly used strategy for reducing flooding on valley floors is to straighten out meanders. Shown here is the excessively meandering, southward-flowing Little Saskatchewan River 1 near the settlement of Elphinstone 2. A large stretch of the river has been straightened 3 leaving behind abandoned stretches 4. Both the east/west PTH 45 5 and the north/south PR 354 6 cross both the straightened channel 7 and an abandoned stretch 8. The river is also crossed by the CN railway line 9 in the northeast 10. Also of note on this photo is a radio tower that throws a shadow to the northeast 11, indicating that the photo was taken in the afternoon.

Figure 16.23: River Straightening on the Little Saskatchewan River Near Elphinstone

Figure 16.23: River Straightening on the Little Saskatchewan River Near Elphinstone

Figure 16.23

Vertical air photograph: A20370-44

Flight height: 9,820 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 6 inches

Scale: 1:15,840 (approx.)

Date: May 13, 1969

Location: Township 18, Range 21WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62K Riding Mountain

                    1:50,000 62K/9 Elphinstone