Alwynne B. Beaudoin - Lake File

Cooking Lake

Location: Alberta, Canada Latitude (N): 53.42° Longitude (W): 113.07°
Site notes: Hansen's Site 17
Bradford, M. E. 1990
Cooking Lake. In Atlas of Alberta Lakes, edited by P. Mitchell and E. Prepas, pp. 357-362. University of Alberta Press, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
AEU SCI GB 1630 A3 A8813 Information on current limnological conditions. Includes a bathymetric map.

Hansen, H. P. 1949
Postglacial Forests in South Central Alberta. American Journal of Botany 36:54-65.
AEU SCI QK 1 A51 Sites discussed (informal names): Hansen 12 (Lacombe), Hansen 13 (Kavanaugh), Hansen 14 (Edmonton), Hansen 15 (Edmonton), Hansen 16 (Edmonton), Hansen 17 (Cooking Lake), Hansen 18 (Tawatinaw).

Hickman, M. 1987
Paleolimnology of a Large Shallow Lake: Cooking Lake, Alberta, Canada. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 111:121-136.
AEU SCI QH 301 A67 Site discussed: Cooking Lake. Large but shallow lake, southeast of Edmonton. Describes the diatom record.

Schweger, C., T. Habgood, and M. Hickman 1981
Late Glacial-Holocene Climatic Changes of Alberta: The Record from Lake Sediment Studies. In The Impact of Climatic Fluctuations on Alberta's Resources and Environment, edited by K. R. Leggat and J. T. Kotylak, pp. 47-60. Proceedings of the Workshop and Annual Meeting of the Alberta Climatological Association, Report W.A.E.S.-1-81. A.E.S. Western Region, Environment Canada.
Report that they have examined 16 lakes or sites on a west-east transect through central Alberta: Gregg Lake, Mary Gregg Lake, Fairfax Lake, Goldeye Lake, Lake Wabamun, Smallboy Lake, Muskrat Bog, Lac Ste. Anne, Lake Isle, Hastings Lake, Cooking Lake, Elk Island Park, Joseph Lake, Baptiste Lake, Lofty Lake, Moore Lake. Paper includes a pollen diagram and some preliminary discussion of the Fairfax Lake record, includes total a pigments curve for Gregg Lake and Fairfax Lake, a summary pollen diagram, percentage diatom community diagram and preliminary discussion of the Moore Lake record, and a summary stratigraphic diagram for the Lofty Lake record. They note that detrital coal in the sediment at Fairfax Lake makes the basal date (of around 11,250 yr BP) somewhat doubtful.

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