The salt lakes of western Canada: A paleolimnological overview

  title={The salt lakes of western Canada: A paleolimnological overview},
  author={William M. Last and Laurie A. Slezak},
The northern Great Plains of western Canada contain many saline and hypersaline lakes. Deadmoose and Waldsea Lakes in south-central Saskatchewan are meromictic, with saline Mg-Na-SO4-Cl waters overlying denser brines of similar composition. Mineralogical, chemical, palynological, and stable isotope analyses of the sediments in the Waldsea basin indicate the lake was much shallower about 4 000 years ago in response to a warmer and drier climate. Since that time water levels have generally… 

Sedimentology of a saline playa in the northern Great Plains , Canada

  • W. Last
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • 2006
Ceylon Lake, a small salt playa located in southern Saskatchewan, is typical of many shallow ephemeral lacustrine basins found in the northern Great Plains of western Canada. The present-day brine,

Saline systems of the Great Plains of western Canada: an overview of the limnogeology and paleolimnology

The wide range of water chemistries exhibited by the lakes leads to an unusually large diversity of modern sediment composition, and the paucity of Cl-rich lakes makes the northern Great Plains basins somewhat unusual.

Continental brines and evaporites of the northern Great Plains of Canada

  • W. Last
  • Geology, Environmental Science
  • 2002

Palaeogeography of tropical seasonal coastal wetlands in northern Britain during the early Mississippian Romer's Gap

  • D. MillwardS. Davies J. Marshall
  • Environmental Science, Geography
    Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • 2018
ABSTRACT The lower Mississippian Ballagan Formation of northern Britain is one of only two successions worldwide to yield the earliest known tetrapods with terrestrial capability following the

Sulfate salt dynamics in the glaciated plains of North America.

Chapter 1 The Geochemistry of Continental Carbonates



Late Holocene History of Waldsea Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada

Modern sedimentology and hydrology of Lake Manitoba, Canada

  • W. Last
  • Environmental Science, Geology
  • 1983
Lake Manitoba, North America's thirteenth largest lake, occupies a glacier-scoured basin in south-central Manitoba. Despite its large size, the lake is extremely shallow with a mean depth of 4.5 m.

Sedimentology and geochemistry of saline lakes of the Great Plains

Southern Saskatchewan and portions of adjacent Alberta, North Dakota and Montana are occupied by hundreds of saline and hypersaline lakes ranging in size from small prairie potholes (less than 1 km2)

Paleolimnology of Two Shallow Lakes in Central Alberta, Canada

An interpretation of postglacial change in water quality and productivity has been made for two shallow lakes in Central Alberta, Canada, namely Hastings Lake (longitude 113° 00′ W; latitude 53° 30′

Late Quaternary History of Lake Manitoba, Canada

The Saline Lakes of Saskatchewan II. Locale, Hydrography and other Physical Aspects

The geology and physiography, climate, soils and vegetation of the saline lakes region of southern Saskatchewan are briefly reviewed. The location and morphometry of 60 saline lakes was determined.

Saline Lakes

  • H.Dumont
  • Environmental Science, Geography
    Developments in Hydrobiology
  • 1990
Saline playa lakes represent major geomorphic and hydrologic components of internal drainage basins in the arid to semiarid interior of Australia. These lakes mark the outcrop areas of regional

Lake Wabamun, Alta.: a paleoenvironmental study

Results from paleoenvironmental investigations of Lake Wabamun, Alta. show that the sedimentary record spans the Holocene period in the case of the core taken from the deepest portion of the lake (the Seba core), while the record from the shallow Moonlight Bay spans a somewhat shorter interval.

Pedogenic zones in postglacial sediment of lake manitoba, Canada

The postglacial sediment record of Lake Manitoba is composed dominantly of silty clay to clayey silt with little variation in most physical, chemical, and mineralogical properties. Distinct in the


Sixty lakes in central and southern Saskatchewan were investigated during the years 1938 to 1943. Most of these are saline and lie within the aspen parkland. A few freshwater lakes from the adjacent