The Sand and Water Pits Northeast of Winnipeg   Leave a comment


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Just northeast of the city of Winnipeg are huge gravel pits known as the Garven pits.  Geological formations where there is unlimited fine sand/gravel deposits.  The pits also have some the clearest and bluest water in the area. Many people go swimming in the pits even though it is illegal. A very interesting combination, huge pools of clean water and what looks like gigantic beaches.

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A barge dredging the bottom of the pit.

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Just outside the pits are the blooming canola fields.

 

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Meanwhile back in Winnipeg. The monsoon rains this year have almost submerged the river walks again.

 

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Just up the riverbank from the river walk the Donald Street Bridge claimed another victim.

 

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Lights go off if the box is too high. The driver must have been dreaming or something.

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Posted July 14, 2016 by markosun in Winnipeg

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