Saturday, April 11, 2009

Like Living on the Nile Delta...

Netley Marsh / Lake WinnipegThe flood legacy of the Red River of the North...
FROM its humble origins as the small Bois de Sioux River along the South Dakota-Minnesota border, the Red River of the North grows wider and deeper until it eventually fans out into a delta at Manitoba’s Netley Marsh1 and flows into Lake Winnipeg. From A Gathering of Waters
A fascinating article from the Winnipeg Free Press, I learned more than a thing or two about my old friend, the Red River.

1 - Netley Marsh is one of the largest waterfowl breeding grounds in North America, the permanent home of 18 varieties of duck as well as of geese, herons, pelicans, terns and various kinds of diver. In spring the population is swollen by thousands of migratory birds. [Planetware]