It’s 5:00 AM. My cabinmate and the science coordinator, Morgan, gets up and leaves. She’ll figure out the plan for the day based on the weather with the captain of the MV Namao, Walter and then have breakfast. I’ll groggily pull on my workboots and head to the upstairs lab to turn on the gas Read more about Lake Winnipeg Summer 2018[…]
By: Rachel Mandryk My name is Rachel and I am a summer research student working for Dr. Tim Papakyriakou at the University of Manitoba. On June 19, I traveled to Hnausa to continue sampling for the spring survey. Arriving bright and early, at 7:00am we took the “yawl” to launch from Gimli. The yawl (a.k.a. Read more about Namao Spring Survey 2018: Sampling the Narrows and South Basin[…]
by Dallas Korell Background Collaboration efforts between the Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS) and the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium (LWRC) have begun in an attempt to expand freshwater research in Lake Winnipeg. The research done during the 2018 survey season will be a trial run with Dr. Tim Papakyriakou, focusing largely on examining the Read more about Lake Winnipeg Survey 1, 2018[…]
A recent study by an undergraduate student in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources has found disturbing levels of microplastics in Manitoba waters and in fish from Lake Winnipeg. Click on the above link to read the full article. You can read the CBC article at ow.ly/QEBz30ivzVq
35 U.S. communities ahve committed to a project aiming to pipe water from th Missouri to the Sheyenne River, which flows into the Red River. The project would cost $1 billion dollars and start in 2019.
Dr. Scott Forbes wrote an editorial about the state of Lake Winnipeg’s Walleye fishery.
Lake Winnipeg is experiencing large and frequent algal blooms due to high nutrient levels from multiple transboundary sources, including agriculture, industry, municipal wastewater, and surface runoff. Environment and Climate Change Canada is working collaboratively with other government departments and stakeholders, as well as providing financial support, in an effort to improve the ecological health of Read more about New Round of 2017/18 Lake Winnipeg Basin Funding[…]
Zebra mussels haven’t spread to any new Manitoba lakes this year — yet, officials say
Researchers at U of Winnipeg, U of Waterloo, Queens’s University, U of Saskatchewan and Wilfrid laurier University find Manitoba Lakes some of the highest for internal phosphorous loading.