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Canadian Landscapes Photo Collection

Manitoba
Northern Manitoba

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Beach ridges of former Glacial Lake Agassiz, northwestern Manitoba.

A series of concentric bouldery beaches formed below and around the knoll as glaciers receded and the level of the proglacial lake, Lake Agassiz, dropped. The well-developed beaches shown in this photograph suggests that lake levels dropped slowly in this area; therefore, there was time to form these shoreline features.

Latitude: 58.191
Longitude: -98.391
Physiographic Region: Shield (Uplands)
Photographer: Lynda Dredge
GSC Photo Number: 2001-112
High Resolution Image: Available on request

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2006-05-31Important notices