- Assiniboine River
river_name = Assiniboine River
image_size = 230px
caption = Red River drainage basin, with the Assiniboine River highlighted
Red River of the North
length = km to mi|1070
elevation = m to ft|640|abbr=yes
mouth_elevation = m to ft|230|abbr=yes
discharge = 45 m³/s
watershed = km2 to mi2|182000|abbr=yesThe Assiniboine River is a km to mi|1070 long
riverthat runs through the prairies of Western Canadain Saskatchewanand Manitoba.
It is a typical meandering river with a single main channel embanked within a flat, shallow valley at some places, and a steep valley at other places.
The river takes its name from the
Assiniboine First Nation.
It rises near the community of Preeceville in eastern
Saskatchewanand then southeastward to "The Forks" in Winnipeg, Manitobawhere it flows into the Red River. Some of flood flows can be diverted into Lake Manitobaat Portage la Prairie. In 1967, the Shellmouth Dam was built in Shellmouth to help reduce flood peaks and to supplement flows during dry periods. The Portage Diversionwas completed in 1970. There are three hydrometric stations placed on the river that have been taking measurements since 1913. Today, Assiniboine Heraldat the Canadian Heraldic Authorityis named after the river.
Tributaries include the
Souris Riverwhich joins it near Wawanesa, the Birdtail Riverwhich joins at the Birdtail Sioux First Nation, the Little Saskatchewan which joins west of Brandon and the Qu'Appelle Riverwhich joins near the site of historic Fort Ellice.
The Assiniboine river has an average discharge of 45m³/sCite web|url=http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/learningresources/facts/rivers.html|title=Rivers of Canada|author=Atlas of Canada|authorlink=Atlas of Canada|accessdate=2008-02-15]
The following discharge rates were recorded during the 1995 flood: [Cite web|url=http://ccrs.nrcan.gc.ca/radar/spaceborne/radarsat1/action/canada/assin/index_e.php|title=The Assiniboine River bursts its banks|author=Natural Resources Canada|authorlink=Natural Resources Canada|sccassdate=2008-02-15]
List of Manitoba rivers
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