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Thompson Lake
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Thompson Lake
Location Manitoba
Lake type Glacial Lake
Primary inflows Alberts Lake, Bryan Lake
Primary outflows Murray Lake
Basin countries Canada
Max. length 3 km (1.9 mi)
Max. width 1.6 km (0.99 mi)
Shore length1 13 km (8.1 mi)
Surface elevation 299 m (981 ft)
Islands 13
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.


Thompson Lake is a glacial lake approximately 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) northeast of Bakers Narrows which drains into Murray Lake. 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 contains northern pike, walleye, and yellow perch.

The name was officially adopted in 1940.

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