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Jul 1, 2007 - Spirit Sands - Manitoba's desert

East and slightly south from Brandon is the Spruce Woods Provincial Park. Within the park there is an area of shifting sand dunes and pots of quicksand that constitute Manitoba's only desert- the Spirit Sands. Over 15,000 years ago the Assiniiborne River, much larger than it is today, created an enormous delta as it brought glacial meltwaters into the ancient Lake Agassiz. Of the original 6,500 square kilometers of delta sand only four square meters remain, the rest having now been covered by plants and wildlife. Technically, although most...

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