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Ice on Lake Manitoba Towards End of Winter, Canada

53.2N 97.9W

April 13th, 2012 Category: Lakes

Canada - April 12th, 2012

Lake Winnipeg is a large, 24,514-square-kilometre (9,465 sq mi) lake in central North America, in the province of Manitoba, Canada, with its southern tip about 55 kilometres (34 mi) north of the city of Winnipeg. It is the largest lake within the borders of southern Canada, and it is part of the most undeveloped large watershed of southern Canada.

Lake Winnipeg is the sixth-largest freshwater lake in Canada, but 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. Here, the upper basin of the lake is covered in ice. Ice is also present in the southern basin, although to a lesser extent. Lake Manitoba, to the west, appears mostly ice-free.

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