Kagiano River

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Kagiano River
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Northwestern Ontario
District Thunder Bay
Part of Great Lakes Basin
Source Devork Lake
 - elevation 337 m (1,106 ft)
 - coordinates 49°24′09″N 86°27′38″W / 49.40250°N 86.46056°W / 49.40250; -86.46056
Mouth Pic River [1]
 - elevation 211 m (692 ft)
 - coordinates 49°11′26″N 86°05′41″W / 49.19056°N 86.09472°W / 49.19056; -86.09472Coordinates: 49°11′26″N 86°05′41″W / 49.19056°N 86.09472°W / 49.19056; -86.09472
Location of the mouth of the Kagiano River in Ontario.

The Kagiano River is a river in the east part of Thunder Bay District in northwestern Ontario, Canada.[1] It is in the Great Lakes Basin and flows from Devork Lake, 42 kilometres (26 mi) south of the community of Longlac on Ontario Highway 11, to the Pic River 55 kilometres (34 mi) north northeast of the town of Marathon on Ontario Highway 17.


The river begins at Devork Lake. It flows south, takes in the left tributary Deerskull Creek at Neotoma Lake and enters at the south end of Kagiano Lake. There, it takes in the right tributary Gentian Creek and left tributaries Palmquist Creek and Wort Creek. The river heads east out of the lake at the northeast end and controlled by a dam, takes in the right tributary Buhl Creek, then turns south. It takes in the left tributary Marmota Creek, reaches Solann Lake, turns east, and takes in the left tributary Pistol Creek. The river heads over Cedar Falls and Twin Falls, takes in the left tributary Fakeloo Creek and reaches its mouth at the Pic River. The Pic River flows to Lake Superior.

Hydroelectricity development[edit]

Kagiano Power, owned by the Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation, operates a run-of-the-river hydroelectricity generating station on the river at Twin Falls just upstream of the river's mouth.[2]


  • Fakeloo Creek (left)
  • Pistol Creek (left)
  • Marmota Creek (left)
  • Buhl Creek (right)
  • Kagiano Lake
    • Gentian Creek (right)
    • Palmquist Creek (left)
    • Wort Creek (left)
  • Deerskull Creek (left)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Kagiano River". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2010-08-06. 
  2. ^ "History of Kagiano Power". Home Page. Kagiano Power. Retrieved 2010-08-06. 

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