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Chapter 4: Climate

4.2: The Assiniboine River and Valley Near Fort Ellice in Late Winter

This late winter photograph illustrates the usefulness of a light snow cover in picking out minor relief features. The Assiniboine River 1 meanders southwards across the area. It has left behind meander scars, particularly noticeable where woodland has been removed 2, and also a series of abandoned channels 3, 4, 5, 6 which tend to collect snow. The river flows in a steep-sided, flat-floored spillway, the east side of which is dissected by gullies that collect snow 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. A small stream with a steep-sided valley 12 flows southeast to join the Assiniboine off the photo. More snow has accumulated and remains on the colder, north-facing slope 13 than on the south-facing side. On the Assiniboine valley floor one field in particular has retained snow 14, possibly because stubble has been left standing. The snow cover emphasizes minor drainage channels 15.

The linear feature on the east side of the Assiniboine Valley 16 is the CN railway line built just above the flood plain.

Figure 4.2: The Assiniboine River and Valley Near Fort Ellice in Late Winter

Figure 4.2: The Assiniboine River and Valley Near Fort Ellice in Late Winter

Figure 4.2

Vertical air photograph: A7563-15

Flight height: 11,800 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 209.55 mm

Date: April 14, 1945

Scale: 1:14,600 (approx.)

Location: Townships 16 and 17; Range 28 WI

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

1:50,000 62K/6 Birtle