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Foreword
Preface
Glossary

Chapter 16: Water Resources

16.26: The Ten Mile Dam on the Little Saskatchewan River (Ground Level Photo)

The Ten Mile Dam on the Little Saskatchewan River was the first hydroelectric plant in Manitoba. This ground photo taken looking upstream shows water running over the spillway to the left. A building on the right housed the power generating equipment. The plant began operating and supplying Brandon with electricity in 1901. However, it did not operate in winter and was supplemented by a steam plant on Tenth Street. By about 1920 the steam plant had been expanded and the hydro plant closed[i]. The dam was washed out by high discharge created by a thunderstorm in 1948.

Figure 16.26: The Ten Mile Dam on the Little Saskatchewan River (Ground Level Photo)

Figure 16.26: The Ten Mile Dam on the Little Saskatchewan River (Ground Level Photo)

Figure 16.26

Ground photograph

Manitoba Hydro: 1913 (approx.)

Location: Township 10; Range 20 WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62F Virden

                    1:50,000 62F/16 Alexander

Notes

[i] Information from L. A. Stuckey, Brandon.