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Frobisher Lake
Frobisher Lake is located in Saskatchewan
Frobisher Lake
Frobisher Lake
Location in Saskatchewan
Location Saskatchewan
Coordinates 56°20′N 108°15′W / 56.333°N 108.250°W / 56.333; -108.250
Type glacial lake
Primary inflows Turnor Lake via Wanasin River
Primary outflows a channel to Churchill Lake
Catchment area 4,921 km2 (1,900 sq mi)
Basin countries Canada
Surface area 516 km2 (199 sq mi)
Average depth 5.5 m (18 ft)
Max. depth 19 m (62 ft)
Water volume 2.18 km3 (1,770,000 acre⋅ft)
Shore length1 424 km (263 mi)
Surface elevation 421 m (1,381 ft)
Frozen Nov-May
Islands Pinaskau Island, Wapiskaw Island, Waskwei Island
Settlements lake is accessed from Turnor Lake
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Frobisher Lake is a lake in northern Saskatchewan, Canada, located between Turnor Lake and Churchill Lake. The lake is part of the Churchill River drainage basin. It receives water from Turnor Lake via the short Wanasin River and a channel connects it to Churchill Lake. Pinaskau, Wapiskaw and Waskwei are the largest of many islands on the lake. The freezing period of the lake is from November to May. There are no permanent settlements on Frobisher Lake. The closest community is Turnor Lake, which is accessed by Highway 909. From Turnor Lake a road access was built to Frobisher Lake.

Fish Species

The lake's fish species include: walleye, sauger, yellow perch, northern pike, lake trout, lake whitefish, cisco, white sucker, longnose sucker and burbot.

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