Coal Lake

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Coal Lake
Location County of Wetaskiwin No. 10 /
Leduc County, Alberta
Coordinates 53°04′29″N 113°16′17″W / 53.07472°N 113.27139°W / 53.07472; -113.27139Coordinates: 53°04′29″N 113°16′17″W / 53.07472°N 113.27139°W / 53.07472; -113.27139
Primary inflows Pipestone Creek
Primary outflows Pipestone Creek
Basin countries Canada
Max. length 11 km (6.8 mi)
Max. width 0.66 km (0.41 mi)
Surface area 10.9 km2 (4.2 sq mi)
Average depth 3.5 m (11 ft)
Max. depth 5.5 m (18 ft)
Surface elevation 719 m (2,359 ft)
Settlements Wetaskiwin
References Atlas of Alberta

Coal Lake is a long, sinuous lake located approximately 60 km (37 mi) southeast of the city of Edmonton, just northeast of the city of Wetaskiwin. The lake is glacial meltwater channel from the last ice age.

The lake starts east of Kavanagh, Alberta, and ends near Gwynne, Alberta. Coal Lake was named in 1892 by J.D.A. Fitzpatrick, a Dominion Land Surveyor, for the coal beds present in many places along the northeast shore.