Spray Lakes Reservoir facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSpray Lakes Reservoir
Spray Lake in winter
|Primary inflows||Spray River|
|Primary outflows||Spray River|
|Max. length||14.8 km (9.2 mi)|
|Max. width||1.7 km (1.1 mi)|
|Surface area||19.9 km2 (7.7 sq mi)|
|Average depth||13.5 m (44 ft)|
|Max. depth||65.4 m (215 ft)|
|Surface elevation||1,701 m (5,581 ft)|
Spray Lakes Reservoir is a reservoir in Alberta, Canada. The Spray Lakes were a string of lakes formed along the Spray River, a tributary of the Bow River. With the damming of the river, the lakes were united in the Spray Lakes Reservoir.
The lake is fed by the following waterways:
- Bryant Creek
- Turbulent Creek
- Currie Creek
- Watridge Creek
- Spray River
- Smuts Creek
- Spurling Creek
The lake is drained by the Goat Creek, which empties into the Bow River about 25 kilometers (16 mi) to the northwest, at the town of Banff. Part of the water is diverted for hydroelectric purposes from Goat Pond via an open canal and through a canal tunnel into Whiteman's Pond and towards Canmore.
The lake lies in the recreational area of Kananaskis Country, and defines the eastern edge of Spray Valley Provincial Park. An assortment of recreational areas are established on both shores.
- Spray Lakes West Provincial Recreation Area
- Sparrowhawk Provincial Recreation Area
- Buller Mountain Provincial Recreation Area
- Mount Shark Trailhead Provincial Recreation Area
The western shore is paralleled by hiking trails, and picnic sites and campgrounds are set up on both sides of the lake.
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