May 23, 2005

Manitoba funds research to clean up L Winnipeg to 1970s levels

WINNIPEG, MAN-The Manitoba government is providing $150,000 for water quality research on Lake Winnipeg in collaboration with partners in the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium. The funds will support multi-disciplinary studies on the lake conducted off the ship Namao as well as other work necessary to restore the health of Lake Winnipeg, the world's tenth largest freshwater lake. In its recent interim report, the Lake Winnipeg Stewardship Board recognized that "ongoing research and monitoring will be required on Lake Winnipeg." The provincial funding will assist in gathering essential information to better understand Lake Winnipeg's complex ecosystem and monitor its progress towards recovery.

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