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About Lake Winnipeg



  • 14 First Nations live on Lake Winnipeg's shores
  • More than 100 First Nations live in Lake Winnipeg's watershed
  • 7 million people live in the watershed, but less than ...
  • 25,000 people live along the lake's shore, or just ...
  • 0.3% of the watershed's population
  • 25,000,000 dollars in commercial fishing revenue annually
  • 1,096 annual commercial fishing licences

Lake Winnipeg is the ...

  • 10th largest freshwater lake in the world
  • 3rd largest hydroelectric resevoir in the world
  • 2nd largest watershed in Canada

Each year ...

  • 7,900 tonnes of phosphorus enter the lake, but only ...
  • 2,400 leave through its outlet, resulting in ...
  • 5,500 tonnes of net phosphorus loading annually
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