Flight height: 25,900 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 152.034 mm
Scale: 1:50,200 (approx.)
Date: September 21, 1982
Location of Kirkness Rapids: 57º 21'N; 97º 03'W
Map sheets: 1:250,000 64H Northern Indian Lake
1:50,000 64H/6 Kilfoyle Lake
Part of the Lower Churchill River, Post Diversion
The diversion of a large percentage of the flow of the Churchill River into the Nelson has drastically altered the appearance of the Churchill downstream from the diversion. Shown here is a section of the eastward-flowing Churchill River 1 between NorthernIndianLake, branches of which can be seen in the west 2, and FidlerLake to the southeast. The present river channel is dark-toned 3 whereas those areas that used to be covered by the river are light-toned 4. Two sets of rapids are visible, one in the west 5 and the other—Kirkness Rapids—6 in the east. This lake-strewn area of the Canadian Shield is covered by open lichen woodland 7.