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Lake Winnipeg, Canada – June 5th, 2009

53.2N 97.9W

June 5th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

Lake Winnipeg, Canada - June 2nd, 2009

Lake Winnipeg, Canada - June 2nd, 2009

Many lakes are visible here in Canada’s Manitoba Province. The largest of these is Lake Winnipeg (right),  with an area of 24,514 km² (9,465 sq mi). It is the largest lake within the borders of southern Canada, and it is part of the most undeveloped and pristine large watershed of southern Canada.

It is the fifth-largest freshwater lake in all of Canada and the eleventh-largest freshwater lake on Earth, but it is relatively shallow. Its mean depth is 12 m (39 ft), with the exception of  a narrow, 36 m (118 ft) deep channel between the northern and southern basins.

The lake is elongated in shape, and is 416 kilometres (258 mi) km from north to south, with remote sandy beaches, large limestone cliffs, and many caves in some areas. The east side of the lake has pristine boreal forests.

Here, its waters appear dark brown and green from sediments, particularly on the eastern side. The rest of the lakes in the area, on the other hand, are bright green or golden in color.

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