Natural Resource Base
Longitude and Latitude
Latitude: 49 degrees 49 minutes N
Longitude: 100 degrees 57 minutes W
445.40 m ASL (meters above sea level)
Average Max. Temp. C
Average Precipitation mm
Aquifer Type: sand
Average Pumping Rates: sand point 5 gpm
Aquifer Type: Assiniboine River Valley aquifer
Average pumping rates: 650 gpm per well
Name: Scallion Creek
Up Stream Elevation: 437.1 m. (water line)
436.6 m. (bottom)
Down Stream Elevation: 434.9 m. (water line)
433 m. (bottom est.)
Outflow: Assiniboine River
Confluence Elevation: 377 m. ASL
Canadian Soils Classification
Manitoba Crop Insurance
Average 5 Year Crop Yields
Spring Wheat 0.937 tonnes/acre 34.4 bu./acre
Barley 1.107 tonnes/acre 50.9 bu./acre
Oats 0.886 tonnes/acre 57.5 bu./acre
Canola 0.586 tonnes/acre 25.8 bu./acre
Flax/Linola 0.461 tonnes/acre 18.1 bu./acre
The Town of Virden is underlain by the Virden Oilfield. The local area is home to the three largest oil pools in the province, the Virden, Daly and Sinclair oilfields.
In 2006, 478 new wells were drilled in the province, bringing the total number of wells in the province to 2337.
Total oil production for 2006 was 1,200,000 cubic meter or 7.5 million barrels, representing a 32 % increase in production. The total value of the 2006 production is valued at $ 500,000,000.
Salt water brine wells are accessed by a manufacturing facility for the production of sodium chlorate, which is used in the pulp and paper industry as a bleaching agent.
In addition there are several wells which are utilized as injection wells for the disposal of suitable liquid wastes, being primarily petroleum contaminated salt water originated from oil wells.