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Ice-Covered Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada

53.2N 97.9W

January 6th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Canada - December 26th, 2010

Lake Winnipeg, in the province of Manitoba, Canada, is the sixth-largest freshwater lake in the country. It is relatively shallow, however, with a mean depth of 12 m (39 ft), excluding a narrow 36 m (118 ft) deep channel between the northern and southern basins.

It is covered with ice in this winter image, as are various smaller lakes nearby. The surrounding terrain is dusted with snow. Several large cracks can be seen in the ice, and in the full image, greenish water is visible between these cracks.

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