Lake Winnipeg named as ‘threatened lake of the year’


 
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Germany’s Global Nature Fund named Lake Winnipeg as its “threatened lake of the year” for 2013, citing increased agricultural runoff and sewage. The non-profit group said the finding was surprising, given Manitoba’s sparse population—which is unlike previous “winners” in India, Peru and Colombia. Manitobans, however, won’t be taken aback: pollution on one of Canada’s biggest freshwater lakes, fed by rivers that stretch across the Prairies and into North Dakota, has been a problem for years.


 
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