Lake Couchiching facts for kids
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Lake Couchiching is the small teardrop-shaped lake just north of Lake Simcoe.
|Max. length||16 km (9.9 mi)|
|Max. width||5 km (3.1 mi)|
|Surface area||33.75 km2 (13.03 sq mi)|
|Max. depth||12 m (39 ft)|
|Surface elevation||219 m (719 ft)|
|Islands||Chief, Horseshoe, Heron, Thistle, Bird, Nadie, Green, Portage, Ship, and Garnet|
Lake Couchiching (// KOO-chə-ching), from the Ojibwe gojijiing meaning "inlet", is a medium-sized lake in Central Ontario separated from Lake Simcoe by a narrow channel. The Trent-Severn Waterway enters Lake Simcoe by the Talbot River and exits this lake by the Severn River which empties into Georgian Bay. The lake is 16 km long and slightly less than 5 km wide. The city of Orillia is located on the narrow channel connecting this lake with Lake Simcoe.
Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot paid homage to the lake in the song "Couchiching".
The Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs holds its annual conference on the shores of the lake every August. Camp Couchiching is also located near the lake.
In a 2012 study, the lake showed a microalgae density of 2.4 × 10^7/cm^2, with a high species diversity. The lake showed low total phosphorus and high organic carbon content, when compared to Lake Simcoe.
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