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Table of Contents
Foreword
Preface
Glossary

Chapter 3: Geologic Structure and Landforms

3.104: Willow Point, West Shore of Lake Winnipeg

Willow Point 1 is a cuspate foreland projecting into Lake Winnipeg 2. A spit 3 growing southward has tied an island 4 to the mainland. Faint parallel lines on the southwest side of the island 5 may indicate former higher levels of Lake Winnipeg. A sand bar 6 hooked at its distal end 7 projects southwest from the island. A sandy beach—light-toned—8 runs the whole length of the spit with some dune development inland 9. Patterns of waves approaching the spit 10 indicate that there are beach cusps when water in the lake is lower. Further out in the lake wave fronts trend generally east/west 11: waves approach the northwest/southeast trending shore of the spit at an angle, which explains the southeastward drift of sand. Behind the spit, the “island”, and the sand bar are marshy areas 12, some with a distinctive circular shape 13.

A road runs the whole length of the spit 14 and the length of the sand bar 15.

Figure 3.104: Willow Point, West Shore of Lake Winnipeg

Figure 3.104: Willow Point, West Shore of Lake Winnipeg

Figure 3.104

Vertical air photograph: A17333-83

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

Scale: 1:15,000 (approx.)

Date: August 5, 1961

Location: Townships 18 and 19; Range 4E

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62I Selkirk

1:50,000 62I/10 Victoria Beach