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Lakes in Canada and Northern USA, from Lake Winnipeg to Lake Oahe

47.4N 101.4W

October 14th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

USA and Canada - September 26th, 2010

Several lakes can be observed, scattered across this image of northern USA and the Canadian province of Manitoba. The large lakes in the upper part are Lake Winnipeg (tan and green in color), Lake Winnipegosis (green, just below the northern part of the former), and Lake Manitoba (bright green, near the southern part of Lake Winnipeg).

To the south, Lake Sakakawea appears as a navy blue lake with a curved shape, near the image center. It is a reservoir in the Missouri River basin in the US state of North Dakota. To its west, also navy blue in color, is the Fort Peck Reservoir in the state of Montana. Near the bottom of the image is Lake Oahe, on the Missouri River in South Dakota.

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.

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.

Lakes in Manitoba Province, Canada – September 22nd, 2009

53.2N 97.9W

September 22nd, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

Canada - August 31st, 2009

Canada - August 31st, 2009

Group of smaller lakes

Group of smaller lakes



The southern part of Manitoba Province, Canada, is home to many lakes. The largest visible here is Lake Winnipeg (right), mirrored to the west by a series of three lakes: Cedar Lake (left, above), Lake Winnipegosis (left, center) and Lake Manitoba (left, below).

The first close-up focuses on the southern reaches of Lake Winnipeg and Lake Manitoba. The former is tan with sediments, darker brown along the eastern shores; the latter appears bright green. The city of Winnipeg, Manitoba’s capital, is visible below the lakes, surrounded by fields and pastureland.

The second close-up shows the upper reaches of Cedar Lake (bottom) and Lake Winnipeg (right) and the many smaller lakes north of them. These lakes vary in color from lime green to turquoise to dark green.

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