kids encyclopedia robot

Baskatong Reservoir facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Baskatong Reservoir
Baskatong 75.78W 46.85N.jpg
Highway 117 is visible in the lower left corner
Location Antoine-Labelle Regional County Municipality / La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau Regional County Municipality, Quebec
Type Artificial
Primary inflows Gatineau River
Primary outflows Gatineau River
Basin countries Canada
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)
Islands over 160
Settlements Grand-Remous
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:

Baskatong Reservoir is accessible by several short forest roads off Route 117, about 200 km (124 mi) north of Ottawa, and about 290 km (180 mi) north-west from Montreal.

Fish species

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.

Réservoir Baskatong 01
kids search engine
Baskatong Reservoir Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.