Lake Belwood

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Lake Belwood
Lake
Shand Dam, Lake Belwood - Wellington County, Ontario.jpg
Shand Dam
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Counties Dufferin, Wellington
Municipalities East Garafraxa, Centre Wellington
Tributaries
 - left Grand River
Elevation 422 m (1,385 ft)
Coordinates 43°46′05″N 80°20′08″W / 43.76806°N 80.33556°W / 43.76806; -80.33556Coordinates: 43°46′05″N 80°20′08″W / 43.76806°N 80.33556°W / 43.76806; -80.33556
Mouth Grand River
Length 12 km (7 mi)
Width 2 km (1 mi)
Location of Lake Belwood in Ontario.

Lake Belwood is a reservoir in East Garafraxa, Dufferin County and Centre Wellington, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada. It is on the Grand River, whose waters were impounded in 1942 by the erection of the Shand Dam for flood control and the generation of hydroelectricity.[1] The community of Belwood is on the north shore of the lake, and only the easternmost portion of the lake is in Dufferin County. Belwood Lake Conservation Area, operated by the Grand River Conservation Authority, surrounds almost the whole lake.[1]

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