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Elkwater Lake

Location: Alberta, Canada Latitude (N): 49.67° Longitude (W): 110.30°
Site notes: On the north side of the Cypress Hills. One of the main SCAPE project archaeological sites (the Stampede Site, DjOn-26) is located close to the east shore of the lake. This lake was cored as part of the SCAPE project in winter 2002.
Bradford, M. E. 1990
Elkwater Lake. In Atlas of Alberta Lakes, edited by P. Mitchell and E. Prepas, pp. 628-632. University of Alberta Press, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
AEU SCI GB 1630 A3 A8813 1990 folio Information on current limnological conditions. Includes a bathymetric map.

Harper, N. S., and L. D. Delorme 1989
Palynology of Elkwater Lake, Alberta (Core 123). Unpublished Technical Note LRB-89-2. National Water Research Institute, Burlington, Ontario, Canada.
Short core, only deals with upper part of sediment column. Provides a modern pollen spectrum. Map (p. 2) shows location of another coring site, Whitemouth Lake, for which report is not available.

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.

North, M. A. 1992
Preliminary Palynological Record from Elkwater Lake, Cypress Hills, Alberta, Covering the Last 5,000 Years. The 2nd Palliser Triangle Global Change Conference, Regina, Saskatchewan, Program with Abstracts .
Site discussed: Elkwater Lake. Short abstract, reports on the pollen record from a core that extends back to around 4700 yr BP.

Puller, J. C., and A. J. Smith 1994
Studying Groundwater-Lake Interactions: Modern and Holocene Ostracode Records from Elkwater Lake, Alberta. In American Quaternary Association (AMQUA) Program and Abstracts of the Thirteenth Biennial Meeting. p. 149. June 19- 22, 1994, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Site discussed: Elkwater Lake. Collected modern ostracodes from littoral, wetland and offshore areas. Lake assemblage is quite different to the littoral or wetland assemblages. Examined ostracodes in cores obtained from littoral and deep-water. Assemblages from cores are consistent with those from the modern survey. One ostracode taxon in lake core identified as a salinity indicator. (16/12/2007).

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.

Wiseman, D. J., G. L. Running IV, and A. Freeman 2002
A Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction of Elkwater Lake, Alberta. Géographie physique et Quaternaire 56(2-3):279-290.
AEU SCI G 1 R452 Site discussed: Elkwater Lake. Note: Volume dated 2002 but published in 2004.

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