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Chapter 16: Water Resources

16.4: Dam and Reservoir at Kenton


The small hamlet of Kenton 1 (population of 158 in 1986) gets its water supply by damming a minor tributary 2 of Oak River 3 which in turn flows to the Assiniboine River—off the photo to the south. The dam produces a reservoir 4 just over ½ mile (0.8 km) long south of Kenton 5, which along with Harding 6 and Bradwardine 7 (both now abandoned) is located on the Lenore extension 8.[i]  Lenore is off the photo to the west.

Figure 16.4: Dam and Reservoir at Kenton

Figure 16.4: Dam and Reservoir at Kenton

Figure 16.4

Vertical air photograph: A21666-13

Flight height: 23,170 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 85.611 mm

Scale: 1:83,400 (approx.)

Date: July 21, 1970

Location: Townships 11 and 12; Ranges 24 and 25WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62F Virden

                    1:50,000 62F/15 Virden


[i] Williams, A. and Everitt, J. “An Analysis of Settlement Development in Southwest Manitoba: The Lenore Extension” in Prairie and Northern Perspectives: Geographical Essays eds. Selwood H. J. and Lehr, J. C. Winnipeg: Department of Geography, University of Winnipeg, Department of Geography, 1989, 113-122.