Conestogo River facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsConestogo River
Conestogo River in Mapleton, Ontario
Wellington North, Wellington County
492 m (1,614 ft)
|River mouth||Grand River
Woolwich, Waterloo Region
311 m (1,020 ft)
|River system||Lake Erie Basin|
The Conestogo River is a river in Waterloo Region and Wellington County in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. The river was named by Mennonite settlers after the Conestoga River in Pennsylvania. In the 1800s there were several different spellings of the name of the river and of the nearby settlement of Conestogo, Ontario but the name ending in "o" became official.
A dam built on the river for flood control formed Conestogo Lake, which covers an area of about 23 square kilometres (8.9 sq mi). A conservation area operated by the Grand River Conservation Authority is located on this lake.
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