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Peter Pond Lake
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NASA map showing Peter Pond Lake
Location Saskatchewan
Type glacial lake
Primary inflows Dillon River
La Loche River
Primary outflows Churchill Lake
Catchment area 9,713 km2 (3,750 sq mi)
Basin countries Canada
Surface area 552 km2 (213 sq mi)
Average depth 13.7 m (45 ft)
Max. depth 24 m (79 ft)
Water volume 10.6 km3 (2.5 cu mi)
Residence time 6.5 years
Shore length1 124 km (77 mi)
Surface elevation 421 m (1,381 ft)
Settlements Buffalo Narrows, Dillon, Michel Village
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Peter Pond Lake is a glacial lake in Saskatchewan, Canada. It is located in northwestern Saskatchewan in the Boreal Forest and Canadian Shield within the Churchill River drainage basin. It was on the fur trade route to the Methye Portage which connected eastern Canada to the MacKenzie River area. The lake is a long oval tending to the northwest. A peninsula which almost reaches the west shore divides it into Big Peter Pond (the northern two thirds) and Little Peter Pond. On the east side of Little Peter Pond a narrow isthmus separates it from Churchill Lake, the two forming a broad "V". The La Loche River, which drains Lac La Loche comes in from the north while the Dillon River, with the village of Dillon at its mouth, comes in from the west. The lake drains into Churchill Lake through the Kisis Channel at Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan. Originally called Big and Little Buffalo Lakes, it was renamed after Peter Pond in 1931. It is on Highway 155 which passes through Buffalo Narrows.

Gallery

La Loche River (Saskatchewan)
La Loche River as it flows south into Peter Pond Lake
Route of the Franklin Expedition from Isle a la Crosse to Fort Providence in 1819 & 20 (1823)
John Franklin's Coppermine Expedition map of 1819–1822 shows the fur trade route from Île-à-la-Crosse to Methye Portage

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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