Charlie Lake (British Columbia)

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Charlie Lake
Fort St. John BC outline.PNG
Charlie Lake situated north-west of Fort St. John
Coordinates 56°19′29″N 120°58′31″W / 56.32484°N 120.97536°W / 56.32484; -120.97536 (Charlie Lake)Coordinates: 56°19′29″N 120°58′31″W / 56.32484°N 120.97536°W / 56.32484; -120.97536 (Charlie Lake)
Primary inflows Stoddart Creek
Primary outflows Stoddart Creek
Basin countries Canada
Max. length 13 kilometers (8.1 mi)[1]
Max. width 3 km (1.9 mi)
Surface elevation 700 m (2,300 ft)
Settlements Charlie Lake

Charlie Lake is a lake in north-eastern British Columbia, Canada, situated 8 km (5.0 mi) west from Fort St. John, along the Alaska Highway. The lake provides the water supply for the city of Fort St. John.[2] The Charlie Lake Formation, a stratigraphical unit of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin is named for the lake.

Geography[edit]

The lake is situated at an elevation of 700 m (2,300 ft). It is formed along the Stoddart Creek, a right tributary of the Beatton River, itself a major tributary of the Peace River.

Two parks are established on the shores of the lake, Charlie Lake Provincial Park[1] on the west shore, and Beatton Provincial Park on the east shore. The settlement of Charlie Lake lies at the southern tip of the lake.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b BC parks. "Charlie Lake Provincial Park". Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  2. ^ BC-Ministry of Environment. "AMBIENT WATER QUALITY FOR CHARLIE LAKE". Retrieved 2009-12-21.