Winnipeg, river, Canada

Winnipeg, river, c.200 mi (320 km) long, issuing from the north end of Lake of the Woods, SW Ont., Canada, and flowing in a winding course generally northwest to the southeast end of Lake Winnipeg, SE Man. There are six hydroelectric stations on its course, supplying most of S Manitoba with electricity; the largest station is at Seven Sisters Falls. The river was first traveled by the sons of Vérendrye, the Canadian explorer, and was much used by explorers and fur traders.

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