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Smoke South of Lakes Winnipeg and Winnipegosis, Canada

52.5N 100W

September 12th, 2012 Category: Fires, Lakes

Canada – August 30th, 2012

A wispy swath of smoke blows diagonally across this image, south of Lake Winnipeg (upper right) and Lake Winnipegosis (upper left), in Manitoba, Canada. The smoke likely originates from fires in the western USA. Both lakes show considerable amounts of sediments and perhaps algal growth, although those in the latter are considerably lighter and brighter green than those in the former.

Smoke Blowing Over Lakes Winnipeg and Winnipegosis, Canada

53.2N 102W

May 15th, 2012 Category: Lakes

Canada - May 14th, 2012

Smoke blows across the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan (left) and Manitoba (right), but does not reach southward over the border with the United States (lower half of image, smoke-free). The veil of smoke is denser over Saskatchewan, yet manages to hinder the viewing of Lake Winnipeg (right) and Lake Winnipegosis (left, slightly lighter in color than the former, due to sediments), in Manitoba.

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.

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.