Lake Winnipegosis, 5370 km2, 195 km long, elev 254 m, maximum depth 12 m, Canada's eleventh-largest lake, is located in west-central Manitoba. It drains approximately 49 825 km2 of western Manitoba and eastern Saskatchewan, drawing most of its waters from the Manitoba Escarpment - in particular Riding Mount, Duck Mount, Porcupine Hills and the Pasquia Hills - and discharging them through the Waterhen River at an average annual rate of 80.9 m3/s into Lake Manitoba, and thence into Lake Winnipeg. Its interesting name is derived from 2 sources: win-nipi, Cree for "murky waters," and the suffix osis, meaning "little."
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- McGinn, Roderick A.. "Lake Winnipegosis". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 25 January 2018, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/lake-winnipegosis. Accessed 18 April 2019.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- McGinn, R., Lake Winnipegosis (2018). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/lake-winnipegosis
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- McGinn, Roderick A., "Lake Winnipegosis". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; last modified January 25, 2018. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/lake-winnipegosis
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- Roderick A. McGinn, The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Lake Winnipegosis", last modified January 25, 2018, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/lake-winnipegosis
|Article by||Roderick A. McGinn|
|Published Online||February 7, 2006|
|Last Edited||March 20, 2014|
Winnipegosis, Lake, 5370 km2, 195 km long, elev 254 m, maximum depth 12 m, Canada's eleventh-largest lake, is located in west-central Manitoba.