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Steele Lake
Steele Lake is located in Alberta
Steele Lake
Steele Lake
Location in Alberta
Location Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No. 124, Alberta, Canada
Coordinates 54°38′55″N 113°46′32″W / 54.64861°N 113.77556°W / 54.64861; -113.77556
Primary inflows French Creek
Primary outflows French Creek
Catchment area Athabasca River
Basin countries Canada
Max. length 5.4 km (3.4 mi)
Max. width 3.2 km (2.0 mi)
Surface area 6.61 km2 (2.55 sq mi)
Average depth 3.2 m (10 ft)
Max. depth 6.1 m (20 ft)
Surface elevation 659 m (2,162 ft)

Steele Lake is a small sized lake in north central Alberta. It is located about 180 kilometres (110 mi) north of the city of Edmonton. Named for Ira John Steele, a soldier killed during World War I, the lake was originally named Cross Lake, for its distinctive shape, and lent that name to the surrounding Cross Lake Provincial Park.

Despite its small surface area, Steele Lake's local drainage basin is quite large, gathering water from the smaller September Lake, Frances Lake, Banana Lake, and other nondescript ponds and creeks. The lake feeds into the Athabasca River catchment area, eventually reaching the Arctic Ocean.

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