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Chapter 16: Water Resources

16.63: Ring Dike at St. Jean Baptiste

St. Jean Baptiste 1 located west of the north-flowing Red River 2 is, like Morris to the north of it, protected from flooding by a ring dike 3. In this case the divided PTH 75 4 between Winnipeg and the U.S. border bypasses the community, but the old north/south road 5 used to pass through it. The CN railway line 6 runs just east of this road. PR 217 exits St. Jean Baptiste and crosses the Red 7. The main commercial area of St. Jean Baptiste is along the old north/south road that widens in the centre of “town”. Large buildings 8 are principally located along this road, but two large buildings are east of the railway line; they are probably a hockey arena 9 and a curling rink 10.

It is noticeable that the sewage lagoons 11 and a recreational area 12 are located outside the dike. Flooding of the recreational area would not cause great distress, but flooding of the sewage lagoons could cause major problems.

Figure 16.63: Ring Dike at St. Jean Baptiste

Figure 16.63: Ring Dike at St. Jean Baptiste

Figure 16.63

Vertical colour air photo by Prairie Agri Photo

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Date: 2000

Location: Township 4; Range 1 E

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62H Winnipeg

                    1:50,000 62H/6 Morris