The salt lakes of western Canada: A paleolimnological overview

@article{Last2004TheSL,
  title={The salt lakes of western Canada: A paleolimnological overview},
  author={William M. Last and Laurie A. Slezak},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={158},
  pages={301-316}
}
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… 

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