A regional assessment of the effects of alternative transmission corridors on outdoor recreation: Manitoba Hydro's proposed D.C. line east of Lake Winnipeg
A regional assessment of the potential effects of introducing transmission facilities in alternative corridors east of Lake Winnipeg was conducted. The primary focus of the study was on the impact of transmission facilities on outdoor recreation. Several proposed transmission corridors were compared on the basis of the potential negative impact on five factors: existing development providing outdoor recreation facilities, polices and planning objectives east of Lake Winnipeg, natural resources used for outdoor recreation, ecological processes and natural ecosystems and the appearance of the landscape. The West Corridor and W₁ trunk along the east shore of Lake Winnipeg was considered to have the least impact on outdoor recreation, and further study of this alternative was recommended.