Aishihik Lake

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Aishihik Lake
Location Yukon
Coordinates 61°27′N 137°8′W / 61.450°N 137.133°W / 61.450; -137.133Coordinates: 61°27′N 137°8′W / 61.450°N 137.133°W / 61.450; -137.133
Catchment area 2,765 km2 (1,068 sq mi)
Basin countries Canada
Surface area 146 km2 (56 sq mi)
Average depth 30 m (98 ft)
Max. depth 120 m (390 ft)
Water volume 4.38 km3 (1.05 cu mi)
Residence time 14.6 years
Shore length1 153 km (95 mi)
Surface elevation 914 m (2,999 ft)
References [1]
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Aishihik Lake is a lake of Yukon, Canada.

Northern Mountain Caribou[edit]

The Aishihik and Kluane caribou herds migrate in the area surrounding Kluane and Aishihik Lakes. They are a northern mountain caribou, a distinct ecotype of the woodland caribou. In 2009 there were 181 caribou in the Kluane herd (also known as the Burwash herd) and 2044 caribou in the Aishihik herd. The Kluane herd was declining while the Aishihik herd was increasing.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "World Lake Database (Aishihik Lake)". Retrieved 2015-02-21. 
  2. ^ Hegel, Troy; Russell, Kyle (2010), Aishihik and Kluane Northern Mountain Caribou Herds Census, 2009 (PDF) (SR-10-02), Yukon Government, retrieved 17 December 2014