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Foreword
Preface
Glossary

Chapter 3: Geologic Structure and Landforms

3.103: Coastal Features on the West Shore of Lake Winnipeg

Several of the landforms usually associated with seacoasts are located along the shores of the large lakes of Manitoba. Shown here is part of the west shore of Lake Winnipeg south of Gimli. Just off the photo to the northeast is Willow Point, a cuspate foreland, the southwestern edge of which can be seen in the form of sand bars 1. Behind these are a lagoon 2 fringed by dark-toned marshes 3. To the south the shore is backed by sand dunes 4 with a series of sand bars (some above and some below water) 5 parallel to the shore. Two small streams, Willow Creek in the north 6 and a small, unnamed creek 7 in the south, flow into the lake.

Inland, PTH 9 8 and the CN railway 9 line run roughly parallel to the coast. The small community of Husavik is seen in the south 10.

Figure 3.103: Coastal Features on the West Shore of Lake Winnipeg

Figure 3.103: Coastal Features on the West Shore of Lake Winnipeg

Figure 3.103

Vertical air photo: A17333-79

Flight height: 8,550 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 153.04 mm

Scale: 1:16,300 (approx.)

Date: August 5, 1961

Location: Townships 18 and 19; Range 4 E

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62I Selkirk

1:50,000 62 I/10 Victoria Beach