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Fires East of Lac la Ronge, Canada

55.1N 104.9W

July 16th, 2012 Category: Fires

Canada – July 13th, 2012

Fires near the border between the provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Canada, release plumes of smoke towards the southeast. A band of smoky haze also sweeps across the image. On the left side, just north of the haze, is Lac la Ronge, a glacial lake in Saskatchewan. It is the fifth largest lake in the province. It is approximately 250 km north of Prince Albert, on the edge of the Canadian Shield.

Fires by Lake Winnipeg and Saskatchewan-Manitoba Border, Canada

53.2N 97.9W

July 14th, 2012 Category: Fires

Canada – July 13th, 2012

Multiple plumes of smoke from fires in Canada near the Saskatchewan-Manitoba border can be seen blowing towards the southeast. A veil of smoke also sweeps in an arched shape across the upper half of the image, while Lake Winnipeg and other nearby bodies of water are also covered in a smoky haze in the lower right quadrant.

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.

Landscape of Canadian Shield and Prairies

53.9N 101.7W

June 18th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Canada - June 2nd, 2009

Canada - June 2nd, 2009

The Canadian land visible here belongs to the provinces of Manitoba (right) and Saskatchewan (left). The tan southern land visible in both provinces is part of the Canadian Prairies, while the green and snow-dusted terrain to the north is part of the Canadian Shield.

The praries are part of a vast sedimentary plain. They generally describe the expanses of largely flat, arable agricultural land which sustain extensive grain farming operations in the southern part of the provinces.

The Canadian Shield, on the other hand, is a vast rock base that mostly consists of eroded hilly terrain covered primarily by green boreal forest. The region also contains many important rivers used for hydroelectric production.

The Shield cannot support intensive agriculture, although there is subsistence agriculture and small dairy farms in many of the river valleys and around the abundant lakes, particularly in the southern regions.

Lake Athabasca and Peace-Athabasca Delta, Canada

59.1N 109.8W

June 7th, 2009 Category: Lakes

Canada - June 2nd, 2009

Canada - June 2nd, 2009

The Peace-Athabasca Delta is a large freshwater, inland delta in northeastern Alberta, Canada. It is located where the Peace and Athabasca Rivers join the Slave River at the western end of Lake Athabasca.

Lake Athabasca, meaning “[where] there are plants one after another” in Woods Cree, is located in the northwest corner of Saskatchewan and the northeast corner of Alberta, Canada.

The lake covers 7,850 km2 (3,030 sq mi) and is 283 km (176 mi) long. It has a maximum width of 50 km (31 mi) and a maximum depth of 124 m (410 ft), and holds 204 km3 (49 cu mi) of water, making it the largest and deepest lake in both Alberta and Saskatchewan, and the eighth largest in Canada.