Playgreen Lake north of Lake Winnipeg
|Location||Division No. 22, Manitoba|
|Primary inflows||Nelson River|
|Primary outflows||Nelson River|
|Catchment area||5,322 km2 (2,055 sq mi)|
|Surface area||657 km2 (254 sq mi)|
|Average depth||4 m (13 ft)|
|Max. depth||18 m (59 ft)|
|Water volume||2.76 km3 (2,240,000 acre·ft)|
|Residence time||0.04 years|
|Shore length1||471 km (293 mi)|
|Surface elevation||217 m (712 ft)|
|1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.|
Playgreen Lake is a lake in the province of Manitoba in Canada. The lake covers an area of 657 km2 (254 sq mi) and it is a part of the Nelson River watershed. The lake is the ninth largest lake in the province. It is located along the Nelson River some 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north from the north end of Lake Winnipeg. It was first mapped by noted British surveyor, map-maker, chief fur trader and explorer Peter Fidler in 1809.
The Nelson River flows into Playgreen Lake from Lake Winnipeg then flows from two channels into Cross Lake.
The east channel and the Jack River flow from the southeast portion of the lake into Little Playgreen Lake then the Nelson east channel continues in a northerly direction passing through Pipestone Lake on its way to Cross Lake. The Echimamish River on this section leads to the Hayes River and York Factory on the Hudson Bay part of early Canadian canoe routes important during the North American fur trade.
- Atlas of Canada. "Rivers in Canada". Archived from the original on 4 April 2007. Retrieved 2015-03-17.
- "World Lake Database (Playgreen Lake)". Retrieved 2015-01-09.
- Hudson's Bay Company Archives, Archives of Manitoba, Peter Fidler Track Maps, Journals of Exploration and Survey, 1809, E.3/4, folios 4 & 5.
- "Natural Resources Canada-Canadian Geographical Names (Playgreen Lake)". Retrieved 2015-01-07.
- "Atlas of Canada Toporama". Retrieved 2015-01-07.
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