Alwynne B. Beaudoin - Lake File

Clearwater Lake (Sask)

Location: Saskatchewan, Canada Latitude (N): 50.87° Longitude (W): 107.93°
Site notes:
Harper, N. S., and L. D. Delorme 1986
Palynology of Clearwater Lake (Core 118), Saskatchewan. Unpublished Technical Note AED-86-9. National Water Research Institute, Burlington, Ontario, Canada 37 pp.
Short core, only deals with upper part of sediment column. Provides a modern pollen spectrum. Copy of report not available.

Leavitt, P. R., R. D. Vinebrook, R. I. Hall, S. E. Wilson, J. P. Smol, R. E. Vance, and W. M. Last 1999
Multiproxy Record of Prairie Lake Response to Climate Change and Human Activity, Clearwater Lake, Saskatchewan. In Holocene Climate and Environmental Change in the Palliser Triangle: A Geoscientific Context for Evaluating the Impacts of Climate Change in the Southern Canadian Prairies, edited by D. S. Lemmen and R. E. Vance, pp. 125-138. Geological Survey of Canada Bulletin 534. Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
AEU SCI QE 185 A43 No. 534 Site discussed: Clearwater Lake.

Lemmen, D. S., R. E. Vance, S. A. Wolfe, and W. M. Last 1997
Impacts of Future Climate Change on the Southern Canadian Prairies: A Paleoenvironmental Perspective. Geoscience Canada 24(3):121-133.
Sites discussed: Chappice Lake, Elkwater Lake, Harris Lake, Antelope Lake, Clearwater Lake, Oro Lake, Kenosee Lake, Max Lake, Killarney Lake. Brief review of the work carried out at the nine lake sites that were the focus of the Palliser Triangle project.

Morlan, R. E., R. McNeely, S. A. Wolfe, and B. T. Schreiner 2001
Quaternary Dates and Vertebrate Faunas in Saskatchewan. Geological Survey of Canada Open File 3888. Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 139 pp.
Includes information on radiocarbon dates from sites throughout Saskatchewan, including archaeological sites. With respect to The Lake File, it includes information for the following sites: Bushfield West (p. 52), Bushfield East (p. 53), Crown Site (pp. 54-55), Horseman (p. 77), Earl Grey (p. 80), Marl Pond (p. 82), Cycloid Lake (p. 82), Lake A (p.82), Scrimbit (pp. 95-96), Clearwater (pp. 96-97), Andrews (pp. 99-100), Kyle (pp. 100-101), Beechy (p. 101), Martens Slough (p. 103), and La Ronge Bog (p. 117).

Mott, R. J. 1973
Palynological Studies in Central Saskatchewan. Pollen Stratigraphy from Lake Sediment Sequences. Geological Survey of Canada Paper 72-49. Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 18 pp.
Sites discussed: Clearwater Lake, Lake A (Mott), Cycloid Lake, Lake B (Mott).

Ritchie, J. C. 1985
Quaternary Pollen Records from the Western Interior and the Arctic of Canada. In Pollen Records of Late-Quaternary North American Sediments, edited by V. M. Bryant Jr and R. G. Holloway, pp. 327-352. American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists Foundation, Texas, USA.
Sites discussed: Watino, Kelowna Bog, Chalmers Bog, Yamnuska Bog, Wedge Lake, Wabamun Lake, Robinson, Lofty Lake, Fiddlers Pond, Spring Lake, Boone Lake, Herbert, Hafichuk, Kayville (Scrimbit), Clearwater, Crestwynd, Martens Slough, Lake A, Lake B, Cycloid Lake, Belmont Lake, Glenboro, Sewell Lake, Lake Manitoba, Riding Mountain, Riding Mountain (E Lake), Russell, Grand Rapids, Flin Flon, Porcupine Mountain, Clearwater Bog, Thompson, Lynn Lake, Reindeer Lake, Ennadai Lake, Nichol Lake, Long Lake (NWT), Slow River, Grant Lake, Natla Bog, John Klondike Bog, Hanging Lake, Twin Tamarack Lake. A useful review article. Includes summary pollen diagrams for many of the sites discussed.

Vance, R. E., and W. M. Last 1994
Paleolimnology and Global Change on the Canadian Prairies. Current Research 1994-B:49-58. Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Sites discussed: Killarney Lake, Harris Lake, Kenosee Lake, Chappice Lake, Antelope Lake, Clearwater Lake, Little Fish Lake, Elkwater Lake, Max Lake.

Vance, R. E., and W. M. Last 1996
Stop 31: Clearwater Lake. In Landscapes of the Palliser Triangle, edited by D. S. Lemmen, pp. 78-79. Guidebook for the Canadian Geomorphology Research Group Field Trip, Canadian Association of Geographers 1996 Annual Meeting, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Site discussed: Clearwater Lake.

Wilson, S. E., and J. P. Smol 1999
Diatom-based Salinity Reconstructions from Palliser Triangle Lakes: A Summary of Two Saskatchewan Case Studies. In Holocene Climate and Environmental Change in the Palliser Triangle: A Geoscientific Context for Evaluating the Impacts of Climate Change in the Southern Canadian Prairies, edited by D. S. Lemmen and R. E. Vance, pp. 67-79. Geological Survey of Canada Bulletin 534. Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
AEU SCI QE 185 A43 No. 534 Deals with Harris Lake, Alberta, and Clearwater Lake, Saskatchewan.

Yansa, C. H. 2006
The Timing and Nature of Late Quaternary Vegetation Changes in the Northern Great Plains, USA and Canada: A Re-assessment of the Spruce Phase. Quaternary Science Reviews 25:263-281.
Sites discussed: Rosebud, Strouckel, Cottonwood Lake (SD), Medicine Lake (SD), Coldwater Lake (ND), Wendel, Tappen, Moon Lake (ND), Johns Lake, Rice Lake (ND), Kettle Lake, Scrimbit, Andrews, Hafichuk, Neufeld, Herbert, Kyle, Clearwater Lake (Sask), Beechy, Dinsmore, Riding Mountain (Lake E). Six sites form the main focus of the paper: Wendel, Coldwater Lake, Andrews, Kyle, Beechy, and Neufeld.

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