Cedar Lake (Manitoba)

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Cedar Lake
NASA Canada Central.A2002236.1810.721.250m (1).jpg
NASA image showing Cedar Lake
Lake Winnipeg map.png
Map with the other Prairie lakes
Location Division No. 21,
North-West Manitoba
Coordinates 53°19′45″N 100°10′08″W / 53.32917°N 100.16889°W / 53.32917; -100.16889Coordinates: 53°19′45″N 100°10′08″W / 53.32917°N 100.16889°W / 53.32917; -100.16889
Primary inflows Saskatchewan River
Primary outflows Saskatchewan River
Basin countries Canada
Surface area 1,353 km2 (522 sq mi)
Max. depth 10 m (33 ft)
Surface elevation 253 m (830 ft)

Cedar Lake is a lake just north of Lake Winnipegosis in Manitoba, Canada. Cedar Lake's water level is controlled by the Grand Rapids dam. The town of Grand Rapids and the First Nations town of Easterville are nearby.

The lake is known to have excellent examples of prehistoric amber fossil of cretaceous age.[1] This type of amber is called as "Chemawinit", according to an Indian tribe which lives in this area. Another name of this amber is "Cedarit".[2] This amber contains many organic inclusions. To date, these inclusions have not been thoroughly researched.[3]

The lake's main source is the Saskatchewan River, which forms a delta on the northwest side of the lake. The flow of the Saskatchewan River to Lake Winnipeg on the eastern end of Cedar Lake is regulated by the Grand Rapids dam built in 1962 by Manitoba Hydro.[4][5][6]

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  1. ^ "Saskatchewan River Delta, Manitoba, Canada October 29, 2007". NASA. Retrieved 2014-09-12. 
  2. ^ R.Klebs: Cedarit, ein neues bernsteinähnliches Harz Canadas und sein Vergleich mit anderen fossilen Harzen. - Jahrbuch des königlichen preußischen geologischen Landesamtes. Berlin, 1897.
  3. ^ George O. Poinar, Jr.: Life in Amber. 350 p., 147 fig., 10 tab., Stanford University Press, Stanford (Cal.) 1992. ISBN 0-8047-2001-0
  4. ^ "Manitoba Historical Society (Thundering Waters Stilled: The Grand Rapids of the Saskatchewan by Martha McCarthy)". 1988. Retrieved 2014-09-12. 
  5. ^ "Natural Resources Canada-Canadian Geographical Names (Cedar Lake)". Retrieved 2014-08-29. 
  6. ^ "Atlas of Canada Toporama". Retrieved 2014-08-29.