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Glossary

Chapter 3: Geologic Structure and Landforms

3.106: Raised Spit, West Shore of Lake Winnipeg, North of Gimli

The land shown here is on the west shore of Lake Winnipeg 1, extending from Silver Harbour 2 in the north to Camp Morton 3 in the south. Inland is the Interlake Region in which the land is divided according to the DLS system with roads running along both north/south 4 and east/west 5 section lines. The pattern is broken, however, by a road trending generally northwest/southeast 6 that follows a linear landform 7. This is interpreted as a spit deposited when Lake Winnipeg was at a higher level. The south end is wider 8 and light-toned suggesting that it is exploited for sand and gravel. Faint lines with the same orientation as the spit are seen in wooded land further east 9. These are strandlines, at a lower level and therefore newer than the spit, deposited as the lake fell.

This is an important recreational area for Winnipeg with extensive cottage developments along the lake shore at: Silver Harbour 2, Spruce Bay Heights 10, Spruce Sands 11, Glen Bay 12, and Camp Morton 3. Rather surprisingly two main roads— PTH 8 13 and 9 14—only one section apart, run north/south; PTH 8 continues north to Hecla.

Figure 3.106: Raised Spit, West Shore of Lake Winnipeg, North of Gimli

Figure 3.106: Raised Spit, West Shore of Lake Winnipeg, North of Gimli

Figure 3.106

Image obtained from Google Earth: Image 2006 Terra Metrics

Scale: 1:100,000 (approx.)

Location: Townships 20 and 21; Range 4E

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62I Selkirk

1:50,000 62I/