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Caupichigau Lake
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Watershed of Nottaway River
Caupichigau Lake is located in Quebec
Caupichigau Lake
Caupichigau Lake
Location in Quebec
Location Baie-James
Coordinates 50°05′35″N 75°34′23″W / 50.09306°N 75.57306°W / 50.09306; -75.57306
Type Natural
Primary inflows Naomi creek
Primary outflows Caupichigau River
Basin countries Canada
Max. length 13.4 kilometres (8.3 mi)
Max. width 2.6 kilometres (1.6 mi)
Surface area 10 kilometres (6.2 mi)
Surface elevation 335 metres (1,099 ft)

Caupichigau Lake is a freshwater body of the southern part of Eeyou Istchee James Bay (municipality), in the administrative region of Nord-du-Québec, in the province of Quebec, in Canada.

The surface of the lake is largely in the townships of Berey and Daine. Forestry is the main economic activity of the sector. Recreational tourism activities come second.

The hydrographic slope of Lake Caupichigau is accessible through the road 113 which link Lebel-sur-Quevillon to Chibougamau. The surface of Lake Caupichigau is usually frozen from early November to mid-May, however, safe ice circulation is generally from mid-November to mid-April.


This lake formed in length has a length of 14.3 kilometres (8.9 mi), a maximum width of 2.6 kilometres (1.6 mi) and an altitude of 335 metres (1,099 ft). It is fed to the Northeast by the outlet of Lake Ruth.

The mouth of Lake Caupichigau is located at the bottom of a bay on the north-west side, at:

The main hydrographic slopes near Lake Caupichigau are:

The main hydrographic slopes near Lake Caupichigau are:


This hydronym is indicated on the sheet of the topographic series Mistassini, in 1945.

The toponym "Lac Caupichigau" was formalized on December 5, 1968, by the Commission de toponymie du Québec when it was created.

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