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Ice and Sediments in Lake Winnipeg, Canada

53.2N 97.9W

April 29th, 2012 Category: Lakes

Canada - April 28th, 2012

Ice covers the northern part of Lake Winnipeg in this spring image of Manitoba, Canada.The lake covers 24,514 square kilometres (9,465 sq mi), with its southern tip about 55 kilometres (34 mi) north of the city of Winnipeg. The southern part of the lake appears green with sediments and algal growth, as does Lake Manitoba, to the west.

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.

Southern Reaches of Lake Winnipeg, Canada

53.2N 97.9W

January 10th, 2012 Category: Lakes

Canada - January 8th, 2012

This APM image shows the southern reaches of Lake Winnipeg, a large, 24,514-square-kilometre (9,465 sq mi) lake in central North America, in the province of Manitoba, Canada. Its southern tip is located about 55 kilometres (34 mi) north of the city of Winnipeg.

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. It is the eleventh-largest freshwater lake on Earth. The east side of the lake has pristine boreal forests and rivers that are being promoted as a potential United Nations World Heritage Park. The lake is elongated in shape and is 416 km (258 mi) from north to south, with remote sandy beaches and large limestone cliffs.

Lakes by Border of Manitoba, Canada and Minnesota, USA

48.8N 97.2W

June 14th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Canada - May 18th, 2011

Several lakes are visible in this image of the border area by southern Manitoba, Canada (above) and northern USA (below), particularly the states of Minnesota (right) and North Dakota (left).

Visible in Manitoba at the upper edge are the lower parts of Lake Manitoba (left), bright green from sediments and algae, and Lake Winnipeg (right), considerably darker in color.

Near the right edge, are Lake of the Woods (above) and Red Lake (below). The former occupies parts of the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba and the U.S. state of Minnesota. It separates a small land area of Minnesota from the rest of the United States.

Red Lake is a lake in Beltrami County in northern Minnesota, USA. It is the largest natural freshwater lake in Minnesota. The lake is separated into two sections by a peninsula on the eastern side that almost bisects it in the middle. The lake has a total surface area of 1,148.779 kmĀ² (443.546 sq mi). Despite its name, Red Lake, like its neighbor to the north, appears dark blue in color.

 

Partially Frozen Lake Winnipeg, Canada

53.2N 97.9W

May 27th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Canada - May 18th, 2011

The large white area in this image is the frozen northern section of Lake Winnipeg, in the province of Manitoba, Canada.

In the full image, parts of Cedar Lake and Lake Winnipegosis (both west of Lake Winnipeg, with the former of the two just north of the latter) are also frozen.

The other, unfrozen parts of the lakes reveal a variety of colors from sediments and algal growth. The southern parts of Lake Winnipeg are dark brown, while Cedar Lake and nearby smaller lakes show colors ranging from blue to gold to green.

Lake Manitoba, south of Lake Winnipegosis, appears mostly bright green with tan sediments lining the southern shores.

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