Little Shuswap Lake

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Little Shuswap Lake
LocationBritish Columbia
Coordinates50°51′N 119°38′W / 50.850°N 119.633°W / 50.850; -119.633Coordinates: 50°51′N 119°38′W / 50.850°N 119.633°W / 50.850; -119.633
Primary inflowsLittle River
Primary outflowsSouth Thompson River
Basin countriesCanada
Max. length7.9 km (4.9 mi)
Max. width2.4 km (1.5 mi)
Surface area18 km2 (6.9 sq mi)
SettlementsChase, British Columbia

Little Shuswap Lake is a small lake in the Thompson River basin of the southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada, which sits at the transition between the Thompson Country to the west and the Shuswap Country to the east.[1] It is fed by the Little River, which flows from Shuswap Lake, and is the main source of water for the South Thompson River, which begins at the lake's outlet at its southwestern end. The lake is approximately 7.8 km in length, NE to SW, and averages 2.4 km in width and is approximately 18 km² in area.

The recreational and Secwepemc First Nations community of Chase (known as Quaaout in the Secwepemc language) is at the lake's southern end. The smaller community of Squilax lies at the lake's northern end, on the north side of the estuary of the Little River. The TransCanada Highway and Canadian Pacific Railway run along the lake's eastern shore.

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  1. ^ "Little Shuswap Lake". BC Geographical Names.