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State of Lake Winnipeg Report


Environment Canada and Manitoba Water Stewardship released the "State of Lake Winnipeg" report on July 4, 2011. The report, a deliverable under EC's Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative, is the first comprehensive assessment of the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of Lake Winnipeg since intensive lake monitoring began in the late 1990s. The report is a collaboration by researchers from government, universities and non-governmental organizations, and documents research on Lake Winnipeg including water quality, water levels, algae growth, climate conditions and emerging issues. The report is expected to serve as an important reference to measure future progress to restore the health of Lake Winnipeg.

State of Lake Winnipeg: 1999 to 2007 Highlights (Environment Canada and Manitoba Water Stewardship; PDF; 532 KB)

State of Lake Winnipeg: 1999 to 2007 Technical (low resolution images) (Environment Canada and Manitoba Water Stewardship; PDF; 5 MB)

State of Lake Winnipeg: 1999 to 2007 Technical (high resolution images) (Environment Canada and Manitoba Water Stewardship; PDF; 29 MB)

Progress Report on the Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative 2008/09 - 2009/10

This report has been compiled to outline the activities conducted during the first two years (2008/09-2009/10) of the Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative (LWBI). Significant progress has been made in implementing the LWBI science plan, as well as in the areas of stewardship and facilitating governance.

Progress Report on the LWBI 2008/09 - 2009/10 (Environment Canada; PDF; 824KB)