Buffalo Lake (Alberta) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBuffalo Lake
|Primary inflows||Parlby Creek|
|Primary outflows||Tail Creek|
|Catchment area||1,440 km2 (560 sq mi)|
|Max. length||17 km (11 mi)|
|Max. width||7.5 km (4.7 mi)|
|Surface area||93.5 km2 (36.1 sq mi)|
|Average depth||2.8 m (9.2 ft)|
|Max. depth||6.5 m (21 ft)|
|Surface elevation||785 m (2,575 ft)|
|Settlements||Bashaw, Rochon Sands, Mirror, White Sands, Alberta|
The lake lies in the Red Deer River basin, and has a water surface of 93.5 km2 and a drainage area of 1,440 km2.
The recreational areas of Boss Hill, Rochon Sands, White Sands, Scenic Sands, Buffalo Sands. Pelican Point, Pelican View Estates (PVE), and The Narrows are established on the shores of the lake, as is the Rochon Sands Provincial Park.
The lake has three main bays: First is the larger Main Bay which is 6.5 meters at its deepest point and has two islands. Second is Secondary Bay which is smaller than main bay and has one large island which is privately owned. Last is Parlby Bay (also known as mirror bay) which Is a lot smaller than the other bays and has Parlby Creek flowing through it. The lake supports a decent amount of Northern Pike and Burbot. There is also another shallow bay at the most northern part of the lake called Jarvis Bay.
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