Wabigoon Lake

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Wabigoon Lake
Location Kenora District, northwestern Ontario
Coordinates 49°45′N 92°42′W / 49.750°N 92.700°W / 49.750; -92.700Coordinates: 49°45′N 92°42′W / 49.750°N 92.700°W / 49.750; -92.700
Type reservoir, natural lake
Primary outflows Wabigoon River
Basin countries Canada
Max. length 20 mi (32 km)
Surface area 26,000 acres (41 sq mi; 110 km2)
Average depth 19.6 feet (6.0 m)
Max. depth 47.1 ft (14.4 m)
Shore length1 114 mi (183 km)
Surface elevation 1,083 ft (330 m)
Settlements Dryden
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Wabigoon Lake is a lake in Kenora District in northwestern Ontario, Canada. The community of Dryden (pop 8,198) is located on the north shore of the lake, and the primary inflow and outflow is the Wabigoon River. A dam built to provide power for the early pulp and paper company raised the original level of the lake by several feet and its current average depth is 19.6 feet (6.0 m).

The name "Wabigoon" comes from the Ojibwe waabigon, "marigold", or waabi-miigwan, "white feather".[1][2]

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