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Foreword
Preface
Glossary

Chapter 16: Water Resources

16.5: St. Malo Reservoir on the Rat River

The Rat River dam 1 was built by the PFRA in response to concerns about the area’s water supply. Built in 1958, the dam created the St. Malo reservoir 2 from which water is able to flow into the Rat River 3 that provides consistent flow for surrounding towns and farms. Soon, however, the settlement of St. Malo 4 realized the recreational potential of the reservoir, and in June 1961 its northern shore was designated as St. Malo Provincial Park. A wide beach 5 provides access to the reservoir for swimming, canoeing, and sailing. Inland are trails for biking in summer and cross-country skiing in winter. The park is separated from the settlement by PTH 59 6 which runs south from Winnipeg through St. Pierre-Joly and St. Malo.

Figure 16.5: St. Malo Reservoir on the Rat River

Figure 16.5: St. Malo Reservoir on the Rat River

Figure 16.5

Vertical air photograph: MB 95001-131

Flight height: 7,000 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 152.815 mm

Scale: 1:12.000 (approx.)

Date: May 11, 1995

Location: Township 4; Range 4E

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62H Winnipeg

                    1:50,000 62H/7 St. Malo