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Half-Frozen Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada

52.0N 97W

May 10th, 2010 Category: Lakes

Canada - April 27th, 2010

Canada - April 27th, 2010

The landscape of southern Manitoba, Canada, is dotted by lakes, many of which are frozen and appear white in color. The largest, Lake Winnipeg, is partially frozen and partially  tan and green in color from sediments. Three smaller lakes lie parallel to its western shores (from top to bottom): Cedar Lake, Lake Winnipegosis and Lake Manitoba.

Lake Winnipeg, however, is by far the largest of the group at 24,514 km² (9,465 sq mi). In fact, it is the sixth-largest freshwater lake in Canada, although it is relatively shallow (mean depth of 12 m (39 ft), excluding a narrow 36 m (118 ft) deep channel between the northern and southern basins.

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