Sand Lake (Kearney, Ontario)

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Sand Lake
Sunrise in July at Sand Lake (Parry Sound District).jpg
A misty sunrise in July at Sand Lake (Parry Sound District)
Location Kearney, Parry Sound District, Ontario
Coordinates 45°37′30″N 79°10′05″W / 45.62500°N 79.16806°W / 45.62500; -79.16806Coordinates: 45°37′30″N 79°10′05″W / 45.62500°N 79.16806°W / 45.62500; -79.16806
Primary inflows Magnetawan River
Primary outflows Magnetawan River
Catchment area 242 km2 (93 sq mi) [1]
Basin countries Canada
Surface area 572 ha (1,410 acres)[1]
Average depth 22.2 m (73 ft)[1]
Max. depth 59.4 m (195 ft)[1]
Water volume 127,600,000 m3 (4.51×109 cu ft)[1]
Shore length1 12.2 km (7.6 mi) plus 0.5 km (0.31 mi) for islands[1]
Surface elevation 339 m (1,112 ft)[1]
Islands Emerald Island, Blueberry Island
Settlements Kearney
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Sand Lake (French: lac Sand) is a lake in the town of Kearney, Almaguin Highlands, Parry Sound District, Ontario, Canada.[2] An unincorporated community of Sand Lake, Ontario could be found just north of Sand Lake[3] prior to the amalgamation with Kearney in 1979. Sand Lake is also host to only one camp, and much of the shore of the lake is Precambrian rock of the Canadian Shield. There are only a few occurrences of sandy beach around the lake shoreline due largely to runoff water erosion carrying sand from creeks from the surrounding elevated rocky terrain. However, a good portion of the shallow waters around the shore are sand as the name of the lake suggests.

Sand Lake is part of the Magnetawan River system. The river enters the lake at the north shore and flows out of the south end of the lake.

There are two islands in the lake. Blueberry Island is located near the northern shore of the lake, close to the mouth of the Magnetawan River. The larger Emerald Island is located in the west bay of the lake, west of Rock Point.

References & Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Lake Fact Sheet – Parry Sound District - Sand Lake" (PDF). Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. July 17, 2014. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ Ontario GeoNames Index
  3. ^ Atlas of Canada - Sand Lake