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Chapter 16: Water Resources

16.38: Manitoba Hydro’s Brandon Power Station

This low oblique photograph—so called because it is not taken with the camera pointing obliquely rather than vertically downward and the horizon is not showing—shows the thermal power station 1 at Brandon south of the Assiniboine River 2. The photograph was taken looking northeast. A stone weir 3 has been built across the river to maintain the water at the intake 4 for the power plant. The plant has three stacks 5, one taller than the others 6. A pile of coal, the fuel supply for the station, can be seen in the top right 7 with a conveyor 8 leading from it to the plant. A railway line with several sidings 9 crosses the area from west to east. Two transformer stations 10 are visible as well as several pylons 11 supporting power lines leading from the station. In the background surrounded by an embankment 12 is an area 13 where waste water is collected before being released into the Assiniboine River. Little person-power is needed to run the station; no more than about 20 vehicles are visible in the parking lot 14.

Figure 16.38: Manitoba Hydro’s Brandon Power Station

Figure 16.38: Manitoba Hydro’s Brandon Power Station

Figure 16.38

Low oblique photograph

Manitoba Hydro

Scale: variable


Location: Township 10; Range 18WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62G Brandon

1:50,000 62G/13 Brandon

1:25,000 62 G/13d Brandon  (Information dates from 1964.)