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Foreword
Preface
Glossary

Chapter 3: Geologic Structure and Landforms

3.27: The Assiniboine Spillway, Assiniboine River, and a Cutoff

This low oblique photo, so called because no horizon is showing, is of one of the cutoffs 4 on the vertical air photo of Figure 3.26. The view is from the east, looking west across the Assiniboine spillway. This photo is unusual in that it was taken in winter when there was a thin snow cover that enhances the topographic details.

The wooded west wall of the spillway is seen in the foreground 1. The spillway runs across the photo with the river channel on the valley floor 2. The cutoff is in the centre 3, and another one is imminent 4. Meander scrolls emphasized by the woodland and snow cover are evident within the meander loop 5. The east side of the spillway is in the background, dissected by two steep-sided wooded gullies 6.

Figure 3.27: The Assiniboine Spillway, Assiniboine River, and a Cutoff

Figure 3.27: The Assiniboine Spillway, Assiniboine River, and a Cutoff

Figure 3.27

Low oblique air photo

Date: December 6, 1965

Scale: Variable-- larger in foreground, smaller in background.

Location: Township 12, Range 25 WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62F Virden

1:50,000 62F/15 Virden