Kakinagimak Lake facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsKakinagimak Lake
Attitti (center) and surrounding lakes. Kakinagimak Lake is just west of Attitti.
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|Coordinates||55°12′00″N 102°17′01″W / 55.2000765°N 102.2837358°W|
|Max. length||25 kilometres (16 mi)|
|Max. depth||135 feet (41 m)|
|Surface elevation||330 metres (1,080 ft)|
Kakinagimak Lake is a lake in Saskatchewan, Canada. It lies in low-relief forested terrain of the Canadian Shield. The climate is sub-arctic.
Kakinagimak Lake (HADDO) is at 55°12′00″N 102°17′01″W / 55.2000765°N 102.2837358°W. It is about 45 kilometres (28 mi) worthwest of Flin Flon, Manitoba, and 40 kilometres (25 mi) east of Pelican Narrows, Saskatchewan. The lake is 25 kilometres (16 mi) long, following north-south geological structures, but is narrow like a river. The lake surface is about 330 metres (1,080 ft) above sea level. There is a fishing cabin on the lake.
The lake has an average depth of 60 to 80 feet (18 to 24 m) and a maximum depth of 135 feet (41 m). It has 40 miles (64 km) of shoreline. Granitoid ridges near the lake rise to about 410 metres (1,350 ft) above sea level. Most of the region is underlain by granodiorite to tonalite gneisses, which are exposed on the shores of the central portion of the lake. Robbestad Lake, McArthur Lake and the northern part of Kakinagimak Lake drain northward into the Churchill River via the Nemei River. The southern part of Kakinagimak Lake drains south into the Wildnest-Sturgeon-Weir River System, then into the Saskatchewan River.
The lake is in the subarctic climate zone. The annual average temperature is −2 °C (28 °F). The warmest month is July, when the average temperature is 17 °C (63 °F) and the coldest is January, with −21 °C (−6 °F). The lake is surrounded by coniferous forest. The lake is home to northern pike, walleye and lake trout. The water is clear.