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Foreword
Preface
Glossary

Chapter 3: Geologic Structure and Landforms

3.11: The Crawford Creek Embayment in the Riding Mountain Escarpment

Where it trends north/south or north-northwest/south-southeast (south of the Mount Agassiz ski hill), the Riding Mountain Escarpment is dissected by narrow, steep-sided, v-shaped valleys. Further north where the trend is northwest/southeast, two creeks, Ochre Creek and Crawford Creek, have created deep embayments in the scarp face. Shown here is the embayment 1 produced by the northeast flowing Crawford Creek 2 that rises on the plateau at about 2,300 feet (701 metres) above sea level 3. Another stream, unnamed 4, flows off the plateau to the northwest with three other small valleys 5 leading to the north. In the south is a stream 6 that flows to Ochre River (off the photo to the southeast), and two other small streams 7 flow roughly parallel to Crawford Creek. The gently dipping (to the west) Cretaceous bedrock has been eroded into a series of terraces running parallel to the escarpment 8 and into the Crawford Creek Embayment 9.

Nearly all the area is covered by mixed woodland with more uniform dark-toned patches 10 representing stands of coniferous trees.

Figure 3.11: The Crawford Creek Embayment in the Riding Mountain Escarpment

Figure 3.11: The Crawford Creek Embayment in the Riding Mountain Escarpment

Figure 3.11

Vertical air photograph: A15229-20

Flight height: 17,140 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 152.4 mm

Scale: 1:34,000 (approx.)

Date: June 4, 1956

Location: Township 22 and 23; Range 18 and 19WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62J Neepawa

1:50,000 62J/13 Laurier

1:125,000 MCR 207 Riding Mountain National Park