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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.

Winnipeg Near Confluence of Red and Assiniboine Rivers, Canada

49.8N 97.1W

January 9th, 2012 Category: Rivers

Canada - January 8th, 2012

This APM image shows Winnipeg, the capital and largest city of Manitoba, Canada, and is the primary municipality of the Winnipeg Capital Region, with more than half of Manitoba’s population. It is located near the longitudinal centre of North America, at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers (a point commonly known as The Forks), visible just below the city near the bottom edge.

Winnipeg lies at the bottom of the Red River Valley, a low-lying flood plain with an extremely flat topography. There are no substantial hills in the city or its vicinity. Winnipeg is on the eastern edge of the Canadian Prairies. It is relatively close to many large Canadian Shield lakes and parks, as well as Lake Winnipeg (the Earth’s 11th largest freshwater lake). According to the Census geographic units of Canada, the city has a total area of 464.01 km2 (179.16 sq mi) and an elevation of 240 m (786 ft).

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

Winnipeg

Winnipeg

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.