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Foreword
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Glossary

Chapter 3: Geologic Structure and Landforms

3.66: Outwash Plateau at the Hudson Bay Company Reserve at Fort Ellice

The plateau shown here is a southward extension of that shown on figure 3.65. The plateau has a sharp edge 1; in the north the surface has the typical mottled appearance of outwash deposits 2 but in the south the surface is flatter 3. Grassland covers almost all the plateau surface; a dugout 4 in the east suggests that the area is used as animal pasture.

A small stream that drains east to the Assiniboine River (off the photo) 5 has eroded a large valley that surrounds the plateau. The southern side of the valley (north-facing) is covered by deciduous woodland 6, but the south-facing side is much drier resulting in the formation of dunes 7. The linear pattern in the north 8 results from clearing of woodland, the dark lines 9 being trees that have been left standing and the white lines 10 piles of cut wood.

Straight lines bound the Hudson Bay Company Reserve to south 11, west 12, and north 13. The reserve extends to the Assiniboine that forms its eastern boundary. There is little evidence of transport routes except for a path (light-toned) 14 that crosses the plateau and then runs down the valley side 15.

Figure 3.66: Outwash Plateau at the Hudson Bay Company Reserve at Fort Ellice

Figure 3.66: Outwash Plateau at the Hudson Bay Company Reserve at Fort Ellice

Figure 3.66

Vertical air photograph: A18623-11

Flight height: 9,500 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 152.13 mm

Date: September 13, 1964

Scale: 1:16,350 (approx.)

Location: Township 16; Range 28 WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62K Riding Mountain

1:50,000 62K/6 Birtle