Chestermere Lake

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Chestermere Lake
Chestermere-aerial.JPG
in winter
LocationChestermere, Alberta
Coordinates51°02′20″N 113°49′07″W / 51.03889°N 113.81861°W / 51.03889; -113.81861Coordinates: 51°02′20″N 113°49′07″W / 51.03889°N 113.81861°W / 51.03889; -113.81861
Typereservoir
Basin countriesCanada
Max. length5 km (3.1 mi)
Max. width0.7 km (0.43 mi)
Surface area2.65 km2 (1.02 sq mi)
Max. depth7 m (23 ft)
Surface elevation1,028 m (3,373 ft)

Chestermere Lake is a man-made reservoir in Chestermere, Alberta, Canada.

It was built in the 1880s by the Canadian Pacific Railway, for irrigation of the area between Calgary and Strathmore. It is now used mainly for recreation purposes, such as swimming, windsurfing, fishing and skating (in winter). The City of Chestermere surrounds the lake on three sides. The Trans-Canada Highway follows the northeastern shore, while the railway tracks pass by the southern shore.

The lake covers a surface of 2.65 square kilometres (1.02 square miles) and has a maximum depth of 7 metres (23 feet).[1] It drains into two irrigation canals and is filled via a canal from the Bow River.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Atlas of Alberta Lakes Archived July 19, 2011, at the Wayback Machine - Chestermere Lake