Areas of Interest:
Historic hydrology of the eastern Prairies and NW Ontario.
Evolution of the lower Assiniboine River.
Bank failure of the Red River in the 19th Century.
Rannie, W. F., 2017 “Landscapes of the Assiniboine River Watershed,” Chapter 9 in O. Slaymaker (ed.), 2017. Landscapes and Landforms of Western Canada. World Geomorphological Landscapes. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 131-142.
Rannie, William, 2015 “The 1997 flood event in the Red River basin: Causes, assessment and damages.” Canadian Water Resources Journal/Revue canadienne des ressources hydriques, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07011784.2015. 1004198.
Blais, E-L, S. Clark, K. Dow, B. Rannie, T. Stadnyk, and L. Wazny, 2015 “Background to flood control measures in the Red and Assiniboine River basins.” Canadian Water Resources Journal/Revue canadienne des ressources hydriques .http://dx.org/10.1080/07011784. 2015.1036123.
Rannie, W.F., 2010 "One damned thing after another: The environmental challenges of the Red River Settlement" in A. Lindsay and J. Ching (ed.), Papers of the Rupert's Land Colloquium, University of Winnipeg, 353-374
Rannie, W.F., 2011 "Could the Red River channel have been narrower in the early 19th Century?" Prairie Perspectives: Geographical Essays, 13, 1-11.
Rannie, W.F., 2006 "A comparision of 1858-59 and 2000-2001 drought patterns on the Canadian Prairies" Canadian Water Resources Journal, 31(4), 263-274.
Rannie, W.F., 2006 "Evidence for episodes of unusually wet 19th Century summers in the eastern Prairies and northwestern Ontario" Prairie Perspectives: Geographical Essays, 9(1), 85-104.
Rannie, W.F., 2006 "Summer rainfall on the Prairies during the Palliser and Hind Expeditions, 1857-59." Prairie Forum, 31 (1), 17-38.
Rannie, W.F., 2005 "Pre-20th Century settlement at the Forks and flooding" in Geomorphic Systems in the Red River Valley, Manitoba, Field Trip Guide, 16-21.
Rannie, W.F., 2003 "Some observations on peak stages during the 1826 Red River flood and the "Fleming Conundrum", in D. Eberts and D. Wiseman (ed.), Prairie Perspectives: Geographical Essays, vol. 6, 1-15.
St. George, S. and B. Rannie, 2003 "The causes, progression and magnitude of the 1826 Red River Flood in Manitoba" Canadian Water Resources Journal, vol. 28, no. 1, 99-120.
Rannie, W.F., 2002 "The role of the Assiniboine River in the 1826 and 1852 Red River floods" in B. Thraves (ed.), Prairie Perspectives, Geographical Essays, vol. 5, pp. 56-75.
Rannie, W.F., 2001 "The 'Grass Fire Era' on the southeastern Canadian prairies" in D. Munski (ed.), Prairie Perspectives, Geographical Essays, vol. 4, pp. 1-19.
Rannie, W.F., 2001 "Assessment of the historic hydrology of the Assiniboine River and watershed, 1793-1870" Geological Survey of Canada Open-File 4087, Ottawa, 245 p.
Rannie, W.F., 2001 "Awful Splendor: Historical accounts of prairie fire in southern Manitoba prior to 1870" Prairie Forum, vol 26 (1), Spring, pp. 17-46.
Rannie, W.F., 1999 "An historical perspective on flooding in the Red River valley" in Proceedings, Red River Flooding, Decreasing Our Risks, Winnipeg, pp. I:1-I:24.
Rannie, W.F., 1999 "A geomorphological perspective on the antiquity of the "Forks" Manitoba Archaeological Journal, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 103-113.
Rannie, W.F., 1999 "Manitoba flood protection and control strategies" Proceedings, 91st Annual Meeting, North Dakota Academy of Science, vol. 53, pp. 38-43.
Rannie, W.F., 1999 "A survey of hydroclimate, flooding, and runoff in the Red River basin prior to 1870" Geological Survey of Canada, Open-File Report 3705, Ottawa, 189 p.; also published on the International Joint Commission web site- International Red River Basin Task Force, Related Publications, www.ijc.org/boards/rrbtf.html.
Rannie, W.F., 1998 "The 1997 Red River flood in Manitoba, Canada" in J.Lehr and H.J.Selwood (eds.), Prairie Perspectives: Geographical Essays, Vol. 1, University of Winnipeg, pp. 1-24.
Wiche, G.J., R.M. Lent, W.F. Rannie, and A.V. Vecchio, 1997 "A history of lake-level fluctuations for Devil's Lake, North Dakota, since the early 1800's" Proceedings, North Dakota Academy of Science, Vol. 51, pp. 34-39.
Wiche, G.J., R.M. Lent and W. F. Rannie, 1996 "'Late Little Ice Age' aridity in the North American Great Plains: a comment on Fritz, Engstrom and Haskell" Holocene, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 489-90.
Rannie, W. F. and D. Blair, 1995 "Historic and recent analogues for the extreme 1993 summer precipitation in the North American mid-continent" Weather, Vol. 50, No. 6, pp. 193-200.
Blair, D. and W. F. Rannie, 1994 ""Wading to Pembina": 1849 spring and summer weather in the valley of the Red River of the North and some climatic implications" Great Plains Research, Vol. 3, No. 1. pp. 3-26.
Rannie, W.F., 1992 "The role of frost as a limiting factor to wheat production in the Red River settlement" Prairie Forum, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 1-12.
Rannie, W. F., 1990 "Change in frost season characteristics in Winnipeg, 1872-1988" Climatological Bulletin, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 168-177.
Rannie, W. F., 1990 "The Portage la Prairie `Floodplain Fan'" in A. H. Rachocki and M. Church (eds.), Alluvial Fans: A Field Approach, John Wiley and Sons, London, pp. 179-193.
Rannie, W. F., L. H. Thorleifson and J. T. Teller, 1989 "Holocene evolution of the Assiniboine River paleochannels and Portage la Prairie alluvial fan" Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, Vol. 26, pp. 1834-1841.
Rannie, W. F. and E. Punter, 1987 "Survey of existing data on levels and sources of mercury within the region covered by the Canada-Manitoba Mercury Agreement" Technical Appendix 2, Summary Report, Canada-Manitoba Agreement on the Study and Monitoring of Mercury in the Churchill River Diversion, Environment Canada/Manitoba Department of the Environment, 131 pp.
Rannie, W. F., 1986 "Summer air temperature and number of vascular species in Arctic Canada" Arctic, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 133-137.
Rannie, W. F., 1983 "Breakup and freezeup of the Red River at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in the 19th Century and some climatic implications" Climatic Change, Vol. 5, pp. 283-296.
Rannie, W. F., 1980 "The Red River flood control system and recent flood events" Water Resources Bulletin, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 207-214.
Rannie, W. F., 1978 "An approach to the prediction of suspended sediment rating curves" Chapter 7 in Research in Fluvial Geomorphology, Geo Abstracts Ltd., Norwich, England, pp. 149-167.
Rannie, W. F., 1977 "A note on the effect of a glacier on the summer thermal climate of an ice-marginal area" Arctic and Alpine Research, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 301-304.
McPherson, H. J. and W. F. Rannie, 1969 "Geomorphic effects of the May 1967 flood in Graburn watershed, Cypress Hills, Alberta, Canada" Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 9, pp. 307-321.
Ostrem, G., C. W. Bridge, and W. F. Rannie, 1967 "Glacio-hydrology, discharge and sediment transport in the Decade Glacier area, Baffin Island, N.W.T." Geografiska Annaler, Vol. 49, Ser. A, nos. 2-4, pp. 268-282.