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MLA Thesis

Jaysen Ariola
2018 – Thesis Advisor: Pete North

Waters in Peril: Collective Measures for a Dying Lake Winnipeg

Lake Winnipeg is one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world. The territory of the Lake’s watershed covers much of Canada and crosses into the US. The Lake is an integral part of Manitoban heritage, as it is celebrated for its many beach communities.

Due to heavy nutrient loading within the watershed, Lake Winnipeg is known as one of the most threatened lakes in the world. Industrial agriculture has resulted in waterway changes and ecosystem service loss. The thesis will examine how changes in landscape policy and ecological planning can mitigate nutrient loading from the Red River into Lake Winnipeg.