Winnipegosis, Lake


Winnipegosis, Lake
Lake, western Manitoba, Canada.

Located west of Lake Winnipeg, it is a remnant of glacial Lake Agassiz. Numerous streams feed the 2,075-sq-mi (5,374-sq-km) lake, which drains southeastward into Lake Manitoba. It is more than 150 mi (240 km) long, up to 32 mi (51 km) wide, and has a maximum depth of 833 ft (254 m). It was explored in 1739 by Pierre La Verendrye and later served as part of a fur-trading route. It now is important for commercial fishing.

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      lake in western Manitoba, Can., between Lake Winnipeg and the Saskatchewan border, a remnant of glacial Lake Agassiz. Supplied by numerous small streams on the west, the 2,075-square-mile (5,374-square-kilometre) lake is drained southeastward into Lake Manitoba and thence into Lake Winnipeg. Lake Winnipegosis is more than 150 miles (240 km) long, is up to 32 miles (51 km) wide, and has a maximum depth of 833 feet (254 m). Winnipegosis (a Cree Indian term meaning “little muddy water”) is an island-strewn lake that is navigable only by small vessels. It was explored in 1739 by the French fur trader La Vérendrye and later served as part of the major east-west canoe route of the North West Company. The lake is now important for commercial fishing, centred on the town of Winnipegosis. Although the population of walleye, sauger, pike, and perch has been on the decline, substantial efforts have been underway to bring specific populations back to normal numbers.

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