Aishihik Lake facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAishihik Lake
Otter Falls on Aishihik Lake Road
|Catchment area||2,765 km2 (1,068 sq mi)|
|Surface area||146 km2 (56 sq mi)|
|Average depth||30 m (98 ft)|
|Max. depth||120 m (390 ft)|
|Water volume||4.38 km3 (1.05 cu mi)|
|Residence time||14.6 years|
|Shore length1||153 km (95 mi)|
|Surface elevation||914 m (2,999 ft)|
|1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.|
Aishihik Lake is a lake in southwestern Yukon, Canada. Yukon Electric Corporation operates a 37 megawatt hydroelectric dam at the south end of the lake, where it drains southward into the Aishihik River.
Northern Mountain Caribou
The Aishihik and Kluane caribou herds migrate in the area surrounding Kluane and Aishihik Lakes. They are a northern mountain caribou, a distinct ecotype of the woodland caribou. In 2009 there were 181 caribou in the Kluane herd (also known as the Burwash herd) and 2044 caribou in the Aishihik herd. The Kluane herd was declining while the Aishihik herd was increasing.
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