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Manitoba from the Air
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1947 Photo

The Little Saskatchewan River 1 flows southward onto the floor of the Assiniboine spillway, bounded roughly by provincial road (PR) 459 2. From that point south, it assumes an indirect meandering course 3 to the Assiniboine River 4. Several previous routes can be seen both west 5 and east 6 of the present course. Note also the dam 7 across the Little Saskatchewan River with a reservoir 8 to the north. This was the location of the first hydroelectric power station in Manitoba. Between 1900 and 1930 it supplied electricity to Brandon during the summer months. The dam was washed away and the reservoir emptied in 1949[i].


[i] For a ground level photo of the dam see figure 16.26.

Figure 1.1.a

1947 Photo