Thompson Lake (Manitoba)

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Thompson Lake

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Thompson Lake
Location Manitoba
Coordinates 54°45′58″N101°34′32″W / 54.76611°N 101.57556°W / 54.76611; -101.57556 Coordinates: 54°45′58″N101°34′32″W / 54.76611°N 101.57556°W / 54.76611; -101.57556
Lake type Glacial Lake
Primary inflows Alberts Lake, Bryan Lake
Primary outflows Murray Lake
Basin  countries Canada
Max. length 3 km (1.9 mi)
Max. width 1.6 km (0.99 mi)
Shore length1 13 km (8.1 mi)
Surface elevation 299 m (981 ft)
Islands 13
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Thompson Lake is a glacial lake approximately 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) northeast of Bakers Narrows which drains into Murray Lake. It is part of the Nelson River watershed, in the Hudson Bay drainage basin in the Northern Region of Manitoba, Canada. The lakes sits in Churchill River Upland portion of the Midwestern Canadian Shield forests and is surrounded by mixed forest with stands of black spruce, white spruce, jack pine, and trembling aspen. The shoreline is characterized by steeply sloping irregular rock ridges and poorly drained areas of muskeg. [1] The lake contains northern pike, walleye, and yellow perch. [2]

Glacial lake lake formed by a melted glacier

A glacial lake is a lake with origins in a melted glacier. They are formed when a glacier erodes the land, and then melts, filling the hole or space that it has created. Near the end of the last glacial period, roughly 10,000 years ago, glaciers began to retreat. A retreating glacier often left behind large deposits of ice in hollows between drumlins or hills. As the ice age ended, these melted to create lakes. This is apparent in the Lake District in Northwestern England where post-glacial sediments are normally between 4 and 6 metres deep. These lakes are often surrounded by drumlins, along with other evidence of the glacier such as moraines, eskers and erosional features such as striations and chatter marks.

Murray Lake (Manitoba)

Murray Lake is a glacial lake approximately 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) northeast of Bakers Narrows which drains into Lake Athapapuskow. It is part of the Nelson River watershed, in the Hudson Bay drainage basin in the Northern Region of Manitoba, Canada. The lakes sits in Churchill River Upland portion of the Midwestern Canadian Shield forests and is surrounded by mixed forest with stands of black spruce, white spruce, jack pine, and trembling aspen. The shoreline is characterized by steeply sloping irregular rock ridges and poorly drained areas of muskeg.

Nelson River river in Canada

The Nelson River is a river of north-central North America, in the Canadian province of Manitoba. The river drains Lake Winnipeg and runs 644 kilometres (400 mi) before it ends in Hudson Bay. Its full length is 2,575 kilometres (1,600 mi), it has mean discharge of 2,370 cubic metres per second (84,000 cu ft/s), and has a drainage basin of 1,072,300 square kilometres (414,000 sq mi), of which 180,000 square kilometres (69,000 sq mi) is in the United States.

The name was officially adopted in 1940. [3]

See also

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Nesosap Lake

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Naosap Lake

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Holt Lake, Manitoba

Holt Lake is a glacial lake that drains into the Kakat Lake, approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) northeast of Bakers Narrows. As a tributary of Mistik Creek, it is part of the Nelson River watershed, in the Hudson Bay drainage basin in the Northern Region of Manitoba, Canada. The lake sits in Churchill River Upland portion of the Midwestern Canadian Shield forests and is surrounded by mixed forest with stands of black spruce, white spruce, jack pine, and trembling aspen. The shoreline is characterized by steeply sloping irregular rock ridges and poorly drained areas of muskeg.

Bryan Lake (Manitoba)

Bryan Lake is a glacial lake approximately 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) northeast of Bakers Narrows which drains into Thompson Lake. It is part of the Nelson River watershed, in the Hudson Bay drainage basin in the Northern Region of Manitoba, Canada. The lakes sits in Churchill River Upland portion of the Midwestern Canadian Shield forests and is surrounded by mixed forest with stands of black spruce, white spruce, jack pine, and trembling aspen. The shoreline is characterized by steeply sloping irregular rock ridges and poorly drained areas of muskeg. The lake contains yellow perch.

Alberts Lake (Manitoba)

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Lynx Lake (Manitoba)

Lynx Lake is a glacial lake approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) southeast of Bakers Narrows which drains into Lake Athapapuskow. It is part of the Nelson River watershed, in the Hudson Bay drainage basin in the Northern Region of Manitoba, Canada. The lakes sits in Churchill River Upland portion of the Midwestern Canadian Shield forests and is surrounded by mixed forest with stands of black spruce, white spruce, jack pine, and trembling aspen. The shoreline is characterized by steeply sloping irregular rock ridges and poorly drained areas of muskeg. The lake contains northern pike.

Vamp Creek watercourse in Canada

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Leo Lake (Manitoba) lake in Canada

Leo Lake is a small glacial lake approximately 15 km (9.3 mi) northeast of Bakers Narrows which drains into Thompson Lake. It is part of the Nelson River watershed, in the Hudson Bay drainage basin in the Northern Region of Manitoba, Canada.

Naosap Mud Lake lake in Canada

Naosap Mud Lake is a small glacial lake approximately 22 km (14 mi) northeast of Bakers Narrows which drains into Naosap Lake. It is part of the Nelson River watershed, in the Hudson Bay drainage basin in the Northern Region of Manitoba, Canada.

Goose River (Manitoba-Saskatchewan) river in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Canada

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Pineroot River watercourse in Canada

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Grass River (Manitoba) river in Canada

The Grass River is a historically important waterway in the Hudson Bay drainage basin in the Northern Region of Manitoba, Canada. It begins at the Cranberry Lakes approximately 27 kilometres (17 mi) east of Cranberry Portage and runs northeast 500 kilometres (310 mi) to its mouth on the Nelson River. The river was a critical route for earlier European explorers and was part of the "Upper Tract" of the fur trade into Canadian interior.

References

  1. Smith, R.E. (1998). Terrestrial Ecozones, Ecoregions, and Ecodistricts of Manitoba (PDF). Winnipeg, Manitoba: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. p. 88. ISBN   0-662-27446-6.
  2. "Master Angler Awards". Travel Manitoba. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  3. "Geographic Names Board of Canada". Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 19 May 2014.