Alwynne B. Beaudoin - Lake File

Little Manitou Lake

Location: Saskatchewan, Canada Latitude (N): 51.73° Longitude (W): 105.50°
Site notes: Hypersaline lake.
Aitken, A., and B. Last 2002
Stop 7: Little Manitou Lake - Last Mountain Spillway. In Trip A4: Holocene Geomorphology, Archaeology, and Environmental Change in South-Central Saskatchewan: Field Trip Guide, edited by S. A. Wolfe, A. E. Aitken, I. Dyck and E. G. Walker, pp. 48-53. GAC-MAC Saskatoon Organizing Committee, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Site discussed: Little Manitou Lake. Includes information on the lake's present water chemistry, and on its palaeolimnology. Notes that the oldest record so far recovered extends to around 2000 yr BP.

Last, W. M. 1994
Deep-water Evaporite Mineral Formation in Lakes of Western Canada. In Sedimentology and Geochemistry of Modern and Ancient Saline Lakes, edited by R. Renaut and W. M. Last, pp. 52-59. SEPM Special Publication No. 50.
Sites discussed: Little Manitou Lake, Freefight Lake, Deadmoose Lake.

Last, W. M., and R. E. Vance 1997
Bedding Characteristics of Holocene Sediments from Salt Lakes of the Northern Great Plains, Western Canada. Journal of Paleolimnology 17:297-318.
AEU SCI QE 39.5 P3 J86 Sites discussed: Chappice Lake, Waldsea Lake, Deadmoose Lake, Little Manitou Lake, Freefight Lake, Lake Manitoba.

Sack, L. A., and W. M. Last 1994
Lithostratigraphy and Recent Sedimentation History of Little Manitou Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada. Journal of Paleolimnology 10:199-212.
Site discussed: Little Manitou Lake. Record spans the last 2000 years and shows several changes in water levels.

van der Kamp, G., D. Keir, and M. S. Evans 2008
Long-term water level changes in closed-basin lakes of the Canadian prairies. Canadian Water Resources Journal 33(1):23-38.
Sites discussed: Little Fish Lake, Lower Mann Lake, Upper Mann Lake, Muriel Lake, Manito Lake, Redberry Lake, Little Manitou Lake, Lenore Lake, Waldea Lake, Big Quill Lake, Little Quill Lake, Fishing Lake, Kenosee Lake, Whitebear Lake, Oro Lake, White Water Lake, Devils Lake (ND). Looks at instrumental records of lake level changes and data from examination of air photos. Only a few lakes have records that extend to the early twentieth century; most data is for the last half of the twentieth century. Most lakes show a generally falling trend. Interestingly, Devils Lake stands out as being markedly different with a generally rising trend since the 1940s. (21/05/2012).

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