Chapter 16: Water Resources
16.35: Part of the Lower Churchill River After the Churchill Diversion
As part of the hydropower strategy for
Reduction in the discharge of the Churchill has produced several changes compared to figure 16.34. A large sand bar 4 is now above water level—small gullies drain from it down to the river 5—whereas on figure 16.34 it was at or below water level. Similarly a sand bar attached to an island 6 is now above water level, and dark-toned trees 7 are growing on it.
At the large scale of this photo it is possible to see details of the open lichen woodland; dark-toned coniferous trees with triangular shadows can be seen over much of the area 8.
Figure 16.35: Part of the Lower Churchill River After the Churchill Diversion
Vertical air photograph: MH827068401-13
Flight height: 6,000 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 152.034 mm
Scale: 1:10,200 (approx.)
Date: September 21, 1982
Location of small lake 2: 57º 11'N; 95º 58' W
Map sheets: 1:250,000 54 E Herchmer