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Chapter 3: Geologic Structure and Landforms

3.54: The Tiger Hills West of Belmont

The Tiger Hills 1, part of the Darlingford end moraine, run in an arc from the northwest corner of the photo to the southeast. Their hummocky form means that they have mainly been left in a wooded state—dark toned on the photo 2. On their proximal side—side in contact with the ice, which advanced from the northeast—is a series of lakes 3, the largest of which is Lloyd’s Lake 4. Lakes further east 5 are shown as being intermittent on the 1:50,000 map (62G/5 Dunrea) of the area, although their dark tone indicates that they were water filled at the time the photo was taken. Northeast of the end moraine is ground moraine 6 with a definite northwest/southeast alignment of ridges and lake-filled furrows 7. Southwest of the end moraine is the Souris-Pembina Spillway 8 that has steep banks and a flat floor, partly occupied by Bone Lake 9, Overend Lake 10, and Pelican Lake 11. Specular reflection produces a light-toned area at the north end of Pelican Lake 12. In the east/west part of the spillway the south bank (north facing) is heavily wooded (dark-toned) 13 because of its wet microclimate, whereas the south-facing slope is only partly tree covered 14. Both the south bank 15 and the north bank 16 are dissected by tree-covered gullies 17.

Three small settlements exist in the area; Dunrea 18 and Ninette 19 are connected by the CN railway line 20, and in the northeast Hilton 21 lies just north of a long abandoned railway line 22. PTH 23 23 runs east/west across the area, south of Dunrea and through Ninette. PTH 18 24 runs north/south.

Figure 3.54: The Tiger Hills West of Belmont

Figure 3.54: The Tiger Hills West of Belmont

Figure 3.54

Vertical air photograph: A21808-67

Flight height:  lens focal length:

Scale: 1:79,200 (approx.)


Location: Townships 5 and 6; Ranges 16 and 17WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62G Brandon

1:50,000 62G/5 Dunrea