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Lakes of Southern Manitoba, Canada

53.2N 97.9W

December 10th, 2009 Category: Lakes

Canada - November 18th, 2009

Canada - November 18th, 2009

Large lakes colored golden brown and green by sediments are visible in southern Manitoba, Canada. The largest visible here is Lake Winnipeg, with an area of 24,514 km² (9,465 sq mi). Three smaller lakes lie parallel to its western shores (from top to bottom): Cedar Lake, Lake Winnipegosis and Lake Manitoba.

The Canada-USA border lies south of these lakes, running approximately through the center of this image in a horizontal line. To the south is the US state of North Dakota. Lake Sakakawea, near the bottom edge, stands out amidst the golden brown terrain of the state. It is a reservoir in the Missouri River basin.

Averaging between 2 and 3 miles (3–5 km) in width and 14 miles (21 km) wide at its widest point, the Van Hook Arm, it is the third largest man-made lake in the United States, after Lake Mead and Lake Powell.

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