Manitoba, Lake

Manitoba, Lake,

1,817 sq mi (4,706 sq km), SW Man., Canada; one of the largest lakes of North America. A remnant of glacial Lake AgassizAgassiz, Lake
, glacial lake of the Pleistocene epoch, c.700 mi (1,130 km) long, 250 mi (400 km) wide, formed by the melting of the continental ice sheet beginning some 14,000 years ago; it eventually covered much of present-day NW Minnesota, NE North Dakota, S Manitoba, central
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, it is fed by Lake WinnipegosisWinnipegosis, Lake
, 2,086 sq mi (5,403 sq km), 125 mi (201 km) long and 25 mi (40 km) wide, W Man., Canada. It is a remnant of glacial Lake Agassiz. It drains SE into Lake Manitoba and thence into Lake Winnipeg. Lake Winnipegosis has important pike fisheries.
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 and drains into Lake WinnipegWinnipeg, Lake,
third largest lake of Canada, 9,465 sq mi (24,514 sq km), 264 mi (425 km) long and from 25 to 68 mi (40–109 km) wide, S central Man., Canada, N of Winnipeg. It is a remnant of glacial Lake Agassiz.
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. Its shores are marshy. The lake has commercial fisheries and resort areas. The Portage Diversion was built (1970) to redirect floodwaters from the Assiniboine River to the lake.
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Instead of filming at the original setting, the production was moved to parts of Canada, including Manitoba, Lake Winnipeg and Montreal.
Also called cormorants, the fish-eating birds nest around Lake Manitoba, Lake Winnipegosis and other water bodies, and are widely perceived as having excessively voracious appetites that deprive lake fishers of their rightful share of the resource.

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