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Morris Lake
Morris Lake is located in Nova Scotia
Morris Lake
Morris Lake
Location in Nova Scotia
Location Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia
Coordinates 44°39′19″N 63°30′01″W / 44.65528°N 63.50028°W / 44.65528; -63.50028 (Morris Lake Dartmouth)
Type Eutrophic
Primary inflows Russell Lake Bell Lake, Ellenvale Brook, Lamont Lake
Primary outflows Cow Bay River
Catchment area 17.495 km2 (6.755 sq mi)
Basin countries Canada
Max. length 3.55 km (2.21 mi)
Max. width 0.83 km (0.52 mi)
Surface area 6.4 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
Average depth 3.7 m (12 ft)
Max. depth 13 m (43 ft)
Water volume 5,920,000 m3 (4,800 acre⋅ft)
Residence time 4.1 months
Shore length1 10.1 km (6.3 mi)
Surface elevation 28 m (92 ft)
Frozen 2 months
Islands 4
Settlements Dartmouth, Shearwater, Cole Harbour
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Morris Lake is a long shallow lake in Nova Scotia's Halifax Regional Municipality bordering the communities of Dartmouth, Shearwater and Cole Harbour.

The lake is bounded by Shearwater and Portland Estates on the west, Cole Harbour on the east and south, and Portland Hills on the north. The shoreline is mostly developed on the northwest end. The Imperial Oil Refinery on the shore of Halifax Harbour draws water from the lake for cooling. CFB Shearwater also uses a portion of the lake for helicopter practice manoeuvres and it also maintains a small recreational beach.

Recreational areas

  • Macdonalds Beach CFB Shearwater
  • Kiwanis Park Beach

Other lakes of the same name in Nova Scotia

  • Guysborough County at 45°4′30″N 62°18′31″W / 45.07500°N 62.30861°W / 45.07500; -62.30861 (Morris Lake, Guysborough County)
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