MV Namao personnel

Lake Winnipeg Summer 2018

It’s 5:00 AM. My cabinmate and the science coordinator, Morgan, gets up and leaves. She’ll figure out the plan for the day based on the weather with the captain of the MV Namao, Walter and then have breakfast. I’ll groggily pull on my workboots and head to the upstairs lab to turn on the gas Read more about Lake Winnipeg Summer 2018[…]

Namao Spring Survey 2018: Sampling the Narrows and South Basin

By: Rachel Mandryk My name is Rachel and I am a summer research student working for Dr. Tim Papakyriakou at the University of Manitoba. On June 19, I traveled to Hnausa to continue sampling for the spring survey. Arriving bright and early, at 7:00am we took the “yawl” to launch from Gimli. The yawl (a.k.a. Read more about Namao Spring Survey 2018: Sampling the Narrows and South Basin[…]

Pco2 and AOAsetup on the Fylgja

Lake Winnipeg Survey 1, 2018

by Dallas Korell Background Collaboration efforts between the Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS) and the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium (LWRC) have begun in an attempt to expand freshwater research in Lake Winnipeg. The research done during the 2018 survey season will be a trial run with Dr. Tim Papakyriakou, focusing largely on examining the Read more about Lake Winnipeg Survey 1, 2018[…]


UM Today | Microplastics found inside fish from Lake Winnipeg

A recent study by an undergraduate student in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources has found disturbing levels of microplastics in Manitoba waters and in fish from Lake Winnipeg. Click on the above link to read the full article. You can read the CBC article at

Digital elevation model of the Nelson River Watershed

Digital elevation model of the Nelson River Watershed

Look what we just published! A digital elevation model (DEM) of the Nelson River watershed. This image is a compiliation of a clipped layer of the Canada 3D dataset and the Lake Winnipeg Basin DEM layer produced by Ram Yerbundi at Environment and Climate Change Canada. The DEM was produced in ArcGIS. View the datasets Read more about Digital elevation model of the Nelson River Watershed[…]

Bluegreens washed up along Edward beach. Image by Greg McCullough

MP Terry Duguid to lead Lake Winnipeg basin cleanup efforts – Manitoba – CBC News

MP Terry Duguid to lead Lake Winnipeg basin Program. The $25 million dollar fund will help address issues in the Lake Winnipeg Watershed. You can view a list of previously funded projects from the previous Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative on the CanWin site in the DataHub

Lake Winnipeg Satellite Image

ND officials: Optimism builds over $1 billion water pipeline to serve Red River Valley, central ND | Grand Forks Herald

35 U.S. communities ahve committed to a project aiming to pipe water from th Missouri to the Sheyenne River, which flows into the Red River. The project would cost $1 billion dollars and start in 2019.

Dr. Alexis Kanu

Hoop dancer, teenage science whiz among Future 40 finalists – CBC News

Congratulations to Lake Winnipeg Foundation’s Dr. Alexis Kanu and Create H2O’s Taylor Morriseau for being nominated for future 40 finalists on CBC! Both of you are great women in science role models!

Lake Winnipeg Watershed Map

New Round of 2017/18 Lake Winnipeg Basin Funding

Lake Winnipeg is experiencing large and frequent algal blooms due to high nutrient levels from multiple transboundary sources, including agriculture, industry, municipal wastewater, and surface runoff. Environment and Climate Change Canada is working collaboratively with other government departments and stakeholders, as well as providing financial support, in an effort to improve the ecological health of Read more about New Round of 2017/18 Lake Winnipeg Basin Funding[…]