Utikuma Lake

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Utikuma Lake
Location Big Lakes / Northern Sunrise County, Alberta
Coordinates 55°50′N 115°25′W / 55.833°N 115.417°W / 55.833; -115.417Coordinates: 55°50′N 115°25′W / 55.833°N 115.417°W / 55.833; -115.417
Primary outflows Utikuma River
Catchment area 2,170 km2 (840 sq mi)
Basin countries Canada
Max. length 16.9 km (10.5 mi)
Max. width 27.1 km (16.8 mi)
Surface area 288 km2 (111 sq mi)
Average depth 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)
Max. depth 5.5 m (18 ft)
Surface elevation 641 m (2,103 ft)
References Utikuma Lake

Utikuma Lake is a large lake in north-central Alberta, Canada. It is located 30 km (19 mi) north of the Lesser Slave Lake, between the Bicentennial Highway and Highway 750.

It has a total surface of 288 km2 (111 sq mi) with 15.3 km2 (5.9 sq mi) island area. The shallow lake (maximum depth is 5.5 m (18 ft)) lies at an elevation of 648 m (2,126 ft). It is drained by the Utikuma River and then Wabasca River to Peace River.

The name Uticuma is Cree for "big whitefish".

The Utikoomak Lake 155 indian reserve of the Whitefish Lake First Nations is established on the northern shore.

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