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|Location||Antoine-Labelle Regional County Municipality / La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau Regional County Municipality, Quebec|
|Primary inflows||Gatineau River|
|Primary outflows||Gatineau River|
|Max. length||30 km (19 mi)|
|Max. width||25 km (16 mi)|
|Surface area||413 km2 (159 sq mi)|
|Max. depth||96 m (315 ft)|
|Shore length1||2,800 km (1,700 mi)|
|Surface elevation||207 m (679 ft) - 223 m (732 ft)|
|1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.|
The Baskatong Reservoir (French: Réservoir Baskatong) is a man-made lake in western Quebec, Canada. It was formed following the construction of the Mercier Dam (fr) in 1927 and has an area of 413 km2. Since 2007, a 55 MW generating station is in operation at the site of the dam, the reservoir also being used to control the flow of the Gatineau River for several hydroelectric generating stations downstream.
Its primary source is the Gatineau River. Other significant sources are:
- Gens de Terre River
- Notawassi River (fr)
- Rivière d'Argent (fr)
Baskatong Reservoir is a popular location for fishing and has over 20 outfitters established on its shores. Fish species present are walleye, northern pike, lake trout, whitefish, and landlocked salmon.
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