Island Lake (Manitoba)

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Island Lake
St. Theresa Point.jpg
St. Theresa Point on Island Lake
Island Lake is located in Manitoba
Island Lake
Island Lake
Location in Manitoba
Location Division No. 22,
Northeastern Manitoba
Coordinates 53°47′N 94°25′W / 53.783°N 94.417°W / 53.783; -94.417Coordinates: 53°47′N 94°25′W / 53.783°N 94.417°W / 53.783; -94.417
Primary outflows Island Lake River
Catchment area 20,000 km2 (7,700 sq mi)
Basin countries Canada
Max. length 85 km (53 mi)
Surface area 1,223 km2 (472 sq mi)
Average depth 20.1 m (66 ft)
Max. depth 59.4 m (195 ft)
Residence time 7.76 years
Shore length1 745 km (463 mi)
Surface elevation 227 m (745 ft)
Settlements Garden Hill, Island Lake, St. Theresa Point, Wasagamack
References [1]
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Island Lake is a lake in northeastern Manitoba in Canada, near the Ontario border. The lake covers a total area of 1,223 square kilometres (472 sq mi), making it the 6th largest lake in the province. The lake is in the Hayes River drainage basin. The Island Lake River flows north from the northwest section of the lake into Gods Lake via Goose Lake and Beaver Lake. Gods Lake drains north through Gods River into the Hayes River.[2][3][4][5]

Settlements[edit]

Located on the lake are the First Nations communities of Wasagamack, St. Theresa Point and Garden Hill and the northern settlement of Island Lake which in 2011 had a combined population of 7,120.

Wasagamack had a population of 1,411 in the Canada Census of 2011 and St. Theresa Point had 2,871. Both are located on the western side of the lake. About 18 km (11 miles) east across the bay are Garden Hill with a population of 2,776 and nearby Island Lake with 62 residents. The northern settlement of Island Lake is located on several islands.[3][5][6][7]

Gallery[edit]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Island Lake
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 5.9
(42.6)
7.5
(45.5)
16.2
(61.2)
29.2
(84.6)
32.2
(90)
37.3
(99.1)
35
(95)
32.5
(90.5)
30.4
(86.7)
21.7
(71.1)
15
(59)
4.4
(39.9)
37.3
(99.1)
Average high °C (°F) −17.7
(0.1)
−12.4
(9.7)
−3.8
(25.2)
5.6
(42.1)
13.7
(56.7)
19.5
(67.1)
22.5
(72.5)
21.1
(70)
13.5
(56.3)
5.7
(42.3)
−4.9
(23.2)
−14.8
(5.4)
4
(39)
Daily mean °C (°F) −22.9
(−9.2)
−18.6
(−1.5)
−10.8
(12.6)
−0.8
(30.6)
7.7
(45.9)
14
(57)
17.5
(63.5)
16.4
(61.5)
9.5
(49.1)
2.6
(36.7)
−8.3
(17.1)
−19.4
(−2.9)
−1.1
(30)
Average low °C (°F) −28.1
(−18.6)
−24.8
(−12.6)
−17.8
(0)
−7.1
(19.2)
1.5
(34.7)
8.4
(47.1)
12.5
(54.5)
11.6
(52.9)
5.5
(41.9)
−0.6
(30.9)
−11.6
(11.1)
−23.9
(−11)
−6.2
(20.8)
Record low °C (°F) −45
(−49)
−43.3
(−45.9)
−42.2
(−44)
−28.9
(−20)
−16.6
(2.1)
−1.9
(28.6)
2.2
(36)
2.2
(36)
−4.4
(24.1)
−13.4
(7.9)
−34.8
(−30.6)
−43.3
(−45.9)
−45
(−49)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 20.1
(0.791)
18.9
(0.744)
24
(0.94)
26.2
(1.031)
42.8
(1.685)
69.1
(2.72)
89.4
(3.52)
77.4
(3.047)
61.8
(2.433)
55.8
(2.197)
36.3
(1.429)
24.4
(0.961)
546.2
(21.504)
Source: Environment Canada[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Lake Database (Island Lake)". Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  2. ^ Atlas of Canada – Lakes
  3. ^ a b "Google Maps Distance Calculator". Retrieved 2015-01-07. 
  4. ^ "Natural Resources Canada-Canadian Geographical Names (Island Lake)". Retrieved 2015-01-07. 
  5. ^ a b "Atlas of Canada Toporama". Retrieved 2015-01-07. 
  6. ^ "Canada Census 2011". Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  7. ^ "Corrections and updates: Population and dwelling count amendments, 2011 Census". Statistics Canada. 14 February 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  8. ^ Environment Canada – Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000—Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed April 22, 2011