|Districts||Waterloo Region, Wellington County|
|Part of||Lake Erie Basin|
|- location||Wellington North, Wellington County|
|- elevation||492 m (1,614 ft)|
|- location||Woolwich, Waterloo Region|
|- elevation||311 m (1,020 ft)|
The Conestogo River is a river in Waterloo Region and Wellington County in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. The river was named by Mennonite settlers after the Conestoga River in Pennsylvania. In the 1800's there were several different spellings of the name of the river and of the nearby settlement of Conestogo, Ontario but the name ending in "o" became official.
A dam built on the river for flood control formed Conestogo Lake, which covers an area of about 23 square kilometres (8.9 sq mi). A conservation area operated by the Grand River Conservation Authority is located on this lake.
- "Conestogo River". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
- "Fishing Conestogo River". Grand River Conservation Authority. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
Other map sources:
- Map 2 (PDF) (Map). 1 : 700,000. Official road map of Ontario. Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. 2010-01-01. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
- Restructured municipalities - Ontario map #6 (Map). Restructuring Maps of Ontario. Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. 2006. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
- The Grand River Watershed (PDF) (Map). 1 : 225,000. Grand River Conservation Authority. 2004. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
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