The Lake Winnipeg Basin covers an area of almost 1 million square km, and is international - it contains portions of four (4) Canadian Provinces and four (4) US States. The Lake Winnipeg Basin Information Network provides a central open access point for data and data products to aid researchers, decision makers and citizens in answering questions about the shifting dynamics impacting the basin.
The Lake Winnipeg Basin Information Network was originally developed by an agency within the Canadian Federal Government called Environment Canada as part of the Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative under Canada’s Action Plan on clean water. This initiative was a response to concerns over declining water quality in Lake Winnipeg and many other prairie lakes that contribute water to the watershed. In 2012 management of the network was transferred to the Centre for Earth Observations Science (CEOS) at the University of Manitoba.
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