The Great Lakes of Manitoba, Canada • Earth.com

The Great Lakes of Manitoba, Canada

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features the Manitoba Great Lakes – Winnipeg, Winnipegosis, and Manitoba.

According to NASA, 43 percent of the land area of the province of Manitoba, Canada, is covered by bogs, fens, marshes, swamps, and open shallow water.

The wetlands and lakes appeared approximately 8,000 years ago just after the last ice age. The Manitoba Great Lakes are actual remnants of glacial Lake Agassiz, which formed about 14,500 years ago. 

The image was captured on November 3, 2021 by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8.

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory/ Norman Kuring/NASA’s Ocean Color Web

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

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