Wind set-up on Lake Manitoba

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Burrows, Frederick G. Alden
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This study was carried out to determine wind tide effects on Lake Manitoba, to be more specific, windtide effects at Lake Manitoba Narrows. DESCRIPTION OF LAKE MANITOBA Lake Manitoba is a vast shallow lake and is one of the remnants of glacial Lake Agassiz, which at one time covered practically all of the Province of Manitoba. The lake is approximately 110 miles long and is effectively divided into two drainage basins by "The Narrows". The North basin is approximately forty-seven miles long and the south, sixty-three miles long. The width of the lake varies from about one-half mile wide at the Narrows to about twenty-eight miles wide at its widest point. The lake is relatively shallow, being an average of fifteen feet deep in the North Basin and eighteen feet deep in the South. The Narrows itself is approximately twenty miles long and varies from one-half mile to approximately five miles wide. Lake Manitoba, with a surface area of 1817 sg. miles is the twelfth largest lake in North America and the twenty-fifth largest fresh water lake in the world, in terms of surface area. For comparison, it should be noted that Lake Superior is the largest fresh water lake in the world, with a surface area of 31,820 sq. miles...