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Murray Lake
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Murray Lake from Thompson Creek
Location Manitoba
Lake type Glacial Lake
Primary inflows Thompson Lake
Primary outflows Lake Athapapuskow
Basin countries Canada
Max. length 1.9 km (1.2 mi)
Max. width .5 km (0.31 mi)
Shore length1 4.2 km (2.6 mi)
Surface elevation 315 m (1,033 ft)
Islands 0
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Murray Lake is a glacial lake approximately 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) northeast of Bakers Narrows which drains into Lake Athapapuskow. It is part of the Nelson River watershed, in the Hudson Bay drainage basin in the Northern Region of Manitoba, Canada. The lakes sits in Churchill River Upland portion of the Midwestern Canadian Shield forests and is surrounded by mixed forest with stands of black spruce, white spruce, jack pine, and trembling aspen. The shoreline is characterized by steeply sloping irregular rock ridges and poorly drained areas of muskeg.

The lake was named to honor a pair of brothers named Murray who prospected on the lake. The name was officially adopted in 1941

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