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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 732 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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WINNIPEGOSIS, a lake of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Canada, between 51° 34' and 53° 11' N. and 990 37' and roe o6' W. Its greatest length is 122 m.; greatest width 17 m.; shore-line 570 m.; and area, exclusive of islands, 2000 sq. m. Its greatest ascertained depth is 38 ft., and mean altitude 828 ft. above the sea. Mossy river from the south, draining Lake Dauphin, Swan, and Red Deer rivers are the only considerable streams that fall into it. It drains by the Waterhen river through Waterhen lake into Lake Manitoba, and thence by the Little Saskatchewan into Lake Winnipeg. It was discovered by the chevalier de la Verendrye in 1739.
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Winnipegosis is today a shrinking village where the Mossey River enters the lake. It's population is around 400, declining from around 1000 in the early 1960's. It's primary industry today is retirement from the surrounding area and tourism. Doing a search on the net will find you more.
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