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General Information

Country Canada
Latitude 52° 25' 0" (52.4167)
Longitude -100° 0' 0" (-100.0000)
River Basin Nelson-Saskatchewan

Physical Characteristics

Volume 19.80 km3
Surface Area 5,375.00 km2
Depth Maximum depth: 18.0 m
Origin Glacial
Type Fresh
Catchment Catchment size: 11.80 km2
Catchment/surface area ratio: 0:1


Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management

Other Issues Fisheries
Nutrient pollution
Invasive Species
Lake Levels (water quantity)
Specific Contaminants Pesticides

Biodiversity Conservation

Description Although Lake Winnipegosis does not have any endemic fish, mussels or crayfish, it is biologically distinctive because of its unusual geography.
Designations WWF Freshwater Eco-Region - English-Winnipeg Lakes
WWF Conservation Status Priority II
Species of Concern
Biological Distinctiveness Continentally outstanding



Crop Explorer - Global Reservoir and Lake Elevation Monitoring
Crop Explorer - Lake Level Variations from TOPEX/POSEIDON and Jason-1 Altimetry for Winnipegosis
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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