Lakes of Ontario, Canada: From Spring to Winter

Latest update September 10, 2019 Started on October 23, 2018
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Canada enjoys one of the largest concentrations of fresh water in the world. In Ontario alone there are almost a quarter million lakes. Water conditions change seasonally – but how exactly does it change between open water and ice cover?

October 23, 2018
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