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Manitoba

General Information

Description
Country Canada
Latitude 51° 0' 0" (51.0000)
Longitude -99° 0' 0" (-99.0000)
State
River Basin Nelson-Saskatchewan

Physical Characteristics

Description Manitoba Lake is actually a relict of a huge glacial Lake Agaziz that from 12,000 to 8,000 years ago covered twice the present total area of all the Laurentian Great Lakes.
Volume 22.80 km3
Surface Area 4,700.00 km2
Origin Glacial
Type Fresh
Permanent
Natural
Catchment Catchment size: 18.00 km2
Catchment/surface area ratio: 0:1

Socio-Political

Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management

Description
Issues
Other Issues Fisheries
Nutrient pollution
Invasive Species
Erosion
Specific Contaminants Pesticides
Monitoring

Biodiversity Conservation

Description
Designations WWF Freshwater Eco-Region - English-Winnipeg Lakes
WWF Conservation Status Priority II
Species of Concern
Biological Distinctiveness Continentally outstanding

Documents

Resources

Crop Explorer - Global Reservoir and Lake Elevation Monitoring
Crop Explorer - Lake Level Variations from TOPEX/POSEIDON and Jason-1 Altimetry for Lake Manitoba
ILEC Database
Nelson River Basin map & information

Additional Data Sources

Abell, R. and D. Olson, E. Dinerstein, P. Hurley et al. 2000. Freshwater ecoregions of North America. Island Press. Washington, D.C.
Birkett, C., and I. Mason. 1995. A new global lakes database for remote sensing programme studying climatically sensitive large lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 21 (3) 307-318.
International Lake Environment Committee, the United Nations Environment Program and Environment Agency, Government of Japan. 1997. World Lakes Database.

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