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Chapter 16: Water Resources

16.28: Grand Rapids Dam

This low oblique photo of the Grand Rapids dam 1 shows the difference in height between water in the forebay above the dam 2 and in the tailrace below the dam 3. The project was technically difficult because the limestone on which it is built is fractured and therefore permeable. The gaps had to be filled with concrete before development could proceed.

Figure 16.28: Grand Rapids Dam

Figure 16.28: Grand Rapids Dam

Figure 16.28

Low-level oblique colour photo: taken looking southwest

Credit: Manitoba Hydro

Location: Township 48; Range 13WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 63G Grand Rapids

1:50,000 63G/13 Davidson Lake