Alwynne B. Beaudoin - Lake File

Oro Lake

Location: Saskatchewan, Canada Latitude (N): 49.79° Longitude (W): 105.35°
Site notes:
Laird, K. R., A. Michels, C. T. L. Stuart, S. E. Wilson, W. M. Last, and B. F. Cumming 2007
Examination of Diatom-based Changes from a Climatically Sensitive Prairie Lake (Saskatchewan, Canada) at Different Temporal Perspectives. Quaternary Science Reviews 26:3328-3343.
AEU SCI QE 696 Q245 DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2007.09.009 Site discussed: Oro Lake. Record extends back about 10,000 years. (12/Nov/2010).

Last, W. M. 1996
Lithostratigraphy and Mineralogy of Oro Lake, Saskatchewan. Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Program and Abstracts pp. 130-131. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, May 11-16 1996.
Site discussed: Oro Lake.

Last, W. M., and R. E. Vance 2002
The Holocene History of Oro Lake, One of the Western Canada's Longest Continuous Lacustrine Records. Sedimentary Geology 148:161-184.
AEU SCI Q 581 S44 Site discussed: Oro 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.

Michels, A., K. R. Laird, S. E. Wilson, D. E. Thomson, P. R. Leavitt, R. J. Oglesby, and B. F. Cumming 2007
Multidecadal to Millennial-scale Shifts in Drought Conditions on the Canadian Prairies Over the Past Six Millennia: Implications for Future Drought Assessment. Global Change Biology 13:1295-1307.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2007.01367.x Sites discused: Chauvin Lake, Humboldt Lake, Oro Lake. Climate reconstructions based on diatom records. (12/Nov/2010).

Stuart, C. T. L. 1999
Diatom-inferred Historic and Holocene Climatic Changes from a Closed-basin Saline Lake in Southern Saskatchewan. Unpublished M.Sc. thesis. Department of Biology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada viii + 105 pages.
Site discussed: Oro Lake. Diatom record, also includes skeleton pollen record. Base of record dated to around 9200 yr BP.

Stuart, C. T. L., and B. F. Cumming 1998
Tracking Holocene Climatic Change Using the Fossil Diatoms From a Southern Saskatchewan Prairie Lake. In American Quaternary Association (AMQUA) Program and Abstracts of the Fifteenth Biennial Meeting. p. 163. Northern Hemisphere-Southern Hemisphere Interconnections. September 5-7, 1998, Puerto Vallarta, México.
Site discussed: Oro Lake. Diatom record used to reconstruct salinity changes at century scale. No details of results included. (17/12/2007).

Vance, R. E., and W. M. Last 1996
Stop 4: Oro Lake. In Landscapes of the Palliser Triangle, edited by D. S. Lemmen, pp. 26-27. Guidebook for the Canadian Geomorphology Research Group Field Trip, Canadian Association of Geographers 1996 Annual Meeting, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Site discussed: Oro Lake.

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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