University Field Station (Delta Marsh)
Origin of Delta Marsh

The following series of diagrams* illustrate the sequence of events leading to the creation of Delta Marsh following the retreat of the Laurentide glacier about the 10,000 years ago, and the conversion of glacial Lake Agassiz into the modern Lake Manitoba.

*Thanks to Dr. Jim Teller (Dept. of Geological Sciences, University of Manitoba) for permission to use these modified diagrams, originally published in his paper: J.T. Teller & W.M. Last 1981. Late Quaternary history of Lake Manitoba, Canada. Quaternary Research 16:97-116.

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