Lake Winnipeg

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Lake Winnipeg (Lac Winnipeg) is a very large, but relatively shallow 24514 km2 lake in North America, in the province of Manitoba, Canada.wikipedia
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Winnipeg

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Its southern end is about 55 km north of the city of Winnipeg.
The city is named after the nearby Lake Winnipeg; the name comes from the Western Cree words for muddy water.

Manitoba

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Lake Winnipeg (Lac Winnipeg) is a very large, but relatively shallow 24514 km2 lake in North America, in the province of Manitoba, Canada. Lake Winnipeg has the largest watershed of any lake in Canada, receiving water from three US states (North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota) and four Canadian provinces (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Manitoba).
Lake Winnipeg is the tenth-largest freshwater lake in the world.

Sagkeeng First Nation

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The Sagkeeng First Nation holds a reserve on Turtle Island, in the southern part of the lake.
The Sagkeeng First Nation is an Anishinaabe First Nation that holds territory in the southern part of Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 120 kilometers north of the city of Winnipeg ("Win-nipi" is a Cree word meaning "murky waters"), and on the mainland.

North Dakota

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Lake Winnipeg has the largest watershed of any lake in Canada, receiving water from three US states (North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota) and four Canadian provinces (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Manitoba).
Its fertile soil, drained by the meandering Red River flowing northward into Lake Winnipeg, supports a large agriculture industry.

Saskatchewan River

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The Saskatchewan River flows in from the west through Cedar Lake, the Red River (including Assiniboine River) flows in from the south and the Winnipeg River (draining Lake of the Woods, Rainy River and Rainy Lake) enters from the southeast.
The Saskatchewan River (Cree: kisiskāciwani-sīpiy, "swift flowing river") is a major river in Canada, about 550 km long, flowing roughly eastward across Saskatchewan and Manitoba to empty into Lake Winnipeg.

Nelson River

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Lake Winnipeg drains northward into the Nelson River at an average annual rate of 2,066 cubic metres per second (72,960 cu ft/s), and forms part of the Hudson Bay watershed, which is one of the largest in the world.
The river drains Lake Winnipeg and runs 644 km before it ends in Hudson Bay.

Hudson Bay

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Lake Winnipeg drains northward into the Nelson River at an average annual rate of 2,066 cubic metres per second (72,960 cu ft/s), and forms part of the Hudson Bay watershed, which is one of the largest in the world.
Lake Winnipeg is similarly named by the local Cree, as is the location for the city of Winnipeg.

Winnipeg River

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The Saskatchewan River flows in from the west through Cedar Lake, the Red River (including Assiniboine River) flows in from the south and the Winnipeg River (draining Lake of the Woods, Rainy River and Rainy Lake) enters from the southeast.
The Winnipeg River is a Canadian river which flows roughly northwest from Lake of the Woods in the province of Ontario to Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba.

Red River of the North

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The Saskatchewan River flows in from the west through Cedar Lake, the Red River (including Assiniboine River) flows in from the south and the Winnipeg River (draining Lake of the Woods, Rainy River and Rainy Lake) enters from the southeast.
It empties into Lake Winnipeg, whose waters join the Nelson River and ultimately flow into Hudson Bay.

Manitoba Hydro

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Manitoba Hydro uses the lake as one of the largest reservoirs in the world.
Control dams have turned Lake Winnipeg, the 12th largest lake in the world, into a 25,000 km² reservoir for the Nelson River generation system.

Lake Winnipegosis

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The Dauphin River enters from the west draining Lake Manitoba and Lake Winnipegosis.
The elongated, 195 kilometre long lake is the second-largest of three large lakes in central Manitoba; the other two are Lake Winnipeg, the largest, and Lake Manitoba.

Lake of the Woods

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The Saskatchewan River flows in from the west through Cedar Lake, the Red River (including Assiniboine River) flows in from the south and the Winnipeg River (draining Lake of the Woods, Rainy River and Rainy Lake) enters from the southeast.
The lake drains into the Winnipeg River and then into Lake Winnipeg.

Bloodvein River

Blood Vein River
The Bloodvein River, Berens River, Poplar River and the Manigotagan River flow in from the eastern side of the lake which is within the Canadian Shield.
It flows west from its headwaters in Red Lake in northwest Ontario to the east side of Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba through the boreal forests of the Canadian Shield.

Lake

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Lake Winnipeg (Lac Winnipeg) is a very large, but relatively shallow 24514 km2 lake in North America, in the province of Manitoba, Canada.

Interlake Region

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The area between the lakes is called the Interlake Region, and the whole region is called the Manitoba Lowlands.
As the name indicates, it lies roughly between Lake Winnipeg and Lake Manitoba and comprises 14 rural municipalities, one city (the City of Selkirk), six towns (Arborg, Gimli, Riverton, Stonewall, Teulon and Winnipeg Beach) and one village, Dunnottar.

Berens River

The Bloodvein River, Berens River, Poplar River and the Manigotagan River flow in from the eastern side of the lake which is within the Canadian Shield.
It flows west from an unnamed lake in Kenora District, Ontario and discharges its waters into Lake Winnipeg near the village and First Nation of Berens River, Manitoba.

Poplar River (Manitoba)

Poplar River
The Bloodvein River, Berens River, Poplar River and the Manigotagan River flow in from the eastern side of the lake which is within the Canadian Shield.
It is in the Hudson Bay drainage basin and flows to the eastern shore of Lake Winnipeg.

Manigotagan River

Manigatogan River
The Bloodvein River, Berens River, Poplar River and the Manigotagan River flow in from the eastern side of the lake which is within the Canadian Shield.
The river flows into the eastern side of Lake Winnipeg and it is a rare remote river of southern Canada.

Lake Agassiz

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Lake Winnipeg and Lake Manitoba are remnants of prehistoric Glacial Lake Agassiz, although there is evidence of a desiccated south basin of Lake Winnipeg approximately 4,000 years ago.
The northern part of the former lakebed is the valley of the Red River of the North, which flows northward to Lake Winnipeg.

Lake Manitoba

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The Dauphin River enters from the west draining Lake Manitoba and Lake Winnipegosis. Lake Winnipeg and Lake Manitoba are remnants of prehistoric Glacial Lake Agassiz, although there is evidence of a desiccated south basin of Lake Winnipeg approximately 4,000 years ago.
The irregularly shaped lake, about 200 km long, is the smallest of a group of three large lakes, the other two being Lake Winnipeg (the largest) and Lake Winnipegosis, which are found on the floor of the prehistoric Glacial Lake Agassiz.

Rupert's Land

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This watershed area was known as Rupert's Land when the Hudson's Bay Company was chartered in 1670.
In 1839 the Hudson's Bay Company were convinced of the need to dispense formal justice throughout Rupert's Land and established a court at the Red River Colony, in the "District of Assiniboia", south of Lake Winnipeg.

Dauphin River

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The Dauphin River enters from the west draining Lake Manitoba and Lake Winnipegosis.
The Dauphin is part of the connection from Lake Manitoba to Lake Winnipeg.

Rainy River (Minnesota–Ontario)

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The Saskatchewan River flows in from the west through Cedar Lake, the Red River (including Assiniboine River) flows in from the south and the Winnipeg River (draining Lake of the Woods, Rainy River and Rainy Lake) enters from the southeast.
It ultimately drains through the Winnipeg River, Lake Winnipeg and the Nelson River into Hudson Bay.

Hecla-Grindstone Provincial Park

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Communities on the lake include Grand Marais, Lester Beach, Riverton, Gimli, Winnipeg Beach, Victoria Beach, Hillside beach, Pine Falls, Manigotagan, Berens River, Bloodvein, Sandy Hook, Albert Beach, Hecla Village and Grand Rapids.
Hecla-Grindstone Provincial Park includes Hecla Island, Grindstone (the area located on the mainland peninsula along the west shore of Lake Winnipeg), Black Island and a number of other small islands in Lake Winnipeg, one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world.

Fisher Bay Provincial Park

Fisher Bay Provincial Park is located along the western shore of Lake Winnipeg near the mouth of the Fisher River.