Wabigoon Lake

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Wabigoon Lake
Wabigoon Lake is located in Ontario
Wabigoon Lake
Wabigoon Lake
LocationKenora District, northwestern Ontario
Coordinates49°45′N 92°42′W / 49.750°N 92.700°W / 49.750; -92.700Coordinates: 49°45′N 92°42′W / 49.750°N 92.700°W / 49.750; -92.700
Typereservoir, natural lake
Primary outflowsWabigoon River
Basin countriesCanada
Max. length20 mi (32 km)
Surface area26,000 acres (41 sq mi; 110 km2)
Average depth19.6 feet (6.0 m)
Max. depth47.1 ft (14.4 m)
Shore length1114 mi (183 km)
Surface elevation1,083 ft (330 m)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Wabigoon Lake is a lake located in the Kenora District in northwestern Ontario, Canada. The community of Dryden (pop 8,198) is located on the north shore of the lake, and the primary inflow and outflow is the Wabigoon River. A dam built to provide power for the early pulp and paper company raised the original level of the lake by several feet and its current average depth is 19.6 feet (6.0 m), destroying a significant amount of the local timber and wild rice in the process.

The name "Wabigoon" comes from the Ojibwe waabigon, "marigold", or waabi-miigwan, "white feather".[1][2]

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