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Table of Contents
Foreword
Preface
Glossary

Chapter 4: Climate

4.6: Responses to Climate in the Souris Valley West of Souris

The Souris River 1 flows west to east through the area that is flat and windswept. A standard response is to plant trees around farm buildings 2. In one location trees 3 protect both the CP railway line 4 and a farm to the south 5. Another row of trees protects the line further west 6, just west of a railway junction at Schwitzer 7.

All the land apart from the wooded banks of the Souris 8 has been cleared for agriculture. On this late September photo, harvesting has been completed leaving behind characteristic patterns 9. Two dugouts are located in this area 10, and a weir exists on the Souris 11, probably to raise the water level for agricultural supply.

Figure 4.6: Responses to Climate in the Souris Valley West of Souris

Figure 4.6: Responses to Climate in the Souris Valley West of Souris

Figure 4.6

Vertical air photograph: A20811-72

Flight height: 10,300 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 152.07 mm

Date: September 28, 1968

Scale: 1:17,100

Location: Township 7; Range 22 WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62F Virden

1:50,000 62F/9 Souris