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Chensagi Lake
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Watershed of Nottaway River
Chensagi Lake is located in Quebec
Chensagi Lake
Chensagi Lake
Location in Quebec
Location Eeyou Istchee Baie-James (municipality)
Coordinates 50°06′24″N 76°44′58″W / 50.10667°N 76.74944°W / 50.10667; -76.74944
Type Natural
Primary inflows Chensagi River
Primary outflows Chensagi River
Basin countries Canada
Max. length 13.6 kilometres (8.5 mi)
Max. width 3.7 kilometres (2.3 mi)
Surface elevation 262 metres (860 ft)
Settlements Eeyou Istchee Baie-James (municipality)

Chensagi Lake is a freshwater body of the southern part of Baie-James, in the administrative region of Nord-du-Québec, in the province of Quebec, in Canada. The surface of the lake is partly in the township of Grandfontaine.

Forestry is the main economic activity of the sector. Recreational tourism activities come second, thanks to the connectivity of Chengasi Lake with a vast navigable body of water of {{convert} km} length, including the Maicasagi Lake and the Goéland Lake (Waswanipi River). The latter lake is crossed to the northwest by the Waswanipi River.

The hydrographic slope of Chensagi Lake is accessible through a forest road from the west connecting the road from Matagami. The surface of Lake Chensagi is usually frozen from early November to mid-May, however, safe ice circulation is generally from mid-November to mid-April.


This lake has a length of 13.6 kilometres (8.5 mi), a maximum width of 3.7 kilometres (2.3 mi) and an altitude of 262 metres (860 ft).

The Chensagi River (tributary of Maicasagi Lake) crosses Chensagi Lake to the Southwest in a longitudinal direction.

In addition to the Chensagi River, Chensagi Lake is supplied on the Southwest side by two streams, draining areas of marsh.

The mouth of this Chensagi Lake is directly connected to Maicasagi Lake by a short strait which forms the lower part of the Chensagi River. This mouth is located at the bottom of a bay on the East side, at:

The main hydrographic slopes adjacent to Chensagi Lake are:


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

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