Cumberland Lake

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Cumberland Lake
Location Saskatchewan
Coordinates 54°03′N 102°18′W / 54.050°N 102.300°W / 54.050; -102.300Coordinates: 54°03′N 102°18′W / 54.050°N 102.300°W / 54.050; -102.300
Type glacial lake
Primary inflows Grassberry River
New Channel Lake
Primary outflows Saskatchewan River
Basin countries Canada
Settlements Cumberland House (Saskatchewan)

Cumberland Lake is a glacial lake of Saskatchewan, Canada. It is located in the Cumberland Delta in East-Central Saskatchewan about 60 kilometres (37 mi) from the Manitoba border. Cumberland House (Saskatchewan) and Cumberland House Provincial Historic Park are located on the south shore and is accessed by Highway 123. The community has been subject to floods from the Saskatchewan River. The lake was an interior hub of fur trade routes traveled by Voyageurs during the fur trade era.[1]

Fish species[edit]

The lake supports a variety of fish species. These include walleye, sauger, yellow perch, northern pike, lake whitefish, goldeye, mooneye, white sucker, shorthead redhorse, longnose sucker, lake sturgeon and burbot.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Fur Trade Canoe Routes of Canada/ Then and Now by Eric W. Morse Canada National and Historic Parks Branch, first printing 1969.

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