|Type||glacial, fjord lake, oligotrophic|
|Primary inflows||Horsefly River
|Primary outflows||Quesnel River (total 131m3)|
|Catchment area||6,200 km2 (2,400 sq mi)|
|Max. length||100km From Likely to end of East arm, 48km North Arm|
|Surface area||266 km2 (103 sq mi)|
|Average depth||157 m (515 ft)|
|Max. depth||610 m (2,000 ft)|
|Water volume||41.8 km3 (10.0 cu mi)|
|Residence time||10.1 years|
|Surface elevation||728 m (2,388 ft)|
Quesnel Lake is a glacial lake or fjord in British Columbia, Canada, and is the origin of the Quesnel River. With a maximum depth of 506 meters (although the true maximum depth is unknown), it is the deepest lake in British Columbia, though not the deepest lake in Canada, as is often claimed. That distinction belongs to Great Slave Lake. It is claimed to be the deepest fjord lake in the world.
- "Quesnel Lake's heat budget". Retrieved June 17, 2007.
- Elevation from Google Earth
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