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Glossary

Chapter 3: Geologic Structure and Landforms

3.89: Tobacco Creek Near the Western Edge of the Red River Plain

The photo shows Tobacco Creek 1 wandering eastwards across the Red River Plain. Although the creek has been straightened both west and east of the photo, it follows a natural channel here. Deciduous woodland—dark toned—grows along its course. Other channels, not wooded and only occupied in wet conditions, can be seen in two other locations 2.

Although the relief here is minimal, it is enough for rain splash and wind erosion to remove dark-coloured soil constituents from higher areas, leaving light-toned zones 3. Two minor strandlines can be seen in the east 4. Two farms are located on the most prominent strandline.

Apart from the Tobacco Creek course, virtually all the land is intensively farmed with many fields in one quarter section 5. Two farms are located close to Tobacco Creek 6—probably for water supply—and others can be seen close to section lines 7; most of these have planted shelterbelts 8. Four also have dugouts 9. Gravel roads follow section lines with a minor bend to avoid Tobacco Creek 10. The CP lines run north/south across the area at a slight angle to the DLS system 11.

Figure 3.89: Tobacco Creek Near the Western Edge of the Red River Plain

Figure 3.89: Tobacco Creek Near the Western Edge of the Red River Plain

Figure 3.89

Vertical air photograph: A16183-14

Flight height: 10,500 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length 152.63 mm

Date: July 22, 1958

Scale: 1:18,900 (approx.)

Location: Township 5; Range 4 WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62 H Winnipeg

1:50,000 62H/5 Roland