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Foreword
Preface
Glossary

Chapter 19: Legal Issues and Law Enforcement

19.10: Land Dispute on the Banks of the Assiniboine River, Southwest of Portage la Prairie, 1989 Photograph

Figure 19.10, a 1989 photo, shows the city of Portage la Prairie 1, the Trans-Canada Highway bypassing the city to the south 2, and the Southport airfield 3. The Assiniboine River 4 flows from southwest to east across the area. As part of a flood control scheme to protect both Portage la Prairie and Winnipeg, a dam 5 has been built across the river to deflect water into the Portage Floodway 6 at times of high flow. It is noticeable that the river channel is wider behind the dam 7 than it is downstream from it 8. A dispute arose over compensation for land that was flooded as a result of the building of the dam. The area concerned is bounded by a dashed line.

Figure 19.10: Land Dispute on the Banks of the Assiniboine River, Southwest of Portage la Prairie, 1989 Photograph

Figure 19.10: Land Dispute on the Banks of the Assiniboine River, Southwest of Portage la Prairie, 1989 Photograph

Figure 19.10

Vertical air photograph: MB89021-6-182

Flight height:  lens focal length:

Scale: 1:57,600 (approx.)

Date: 1989

Location: Township 11, Range 7W1

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62G Brandon

                    1:50,000 62G/16 Portage La Prairie

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