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Lake Claire, Canada

58.6N 112.1W

August 16th, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Canada - July 13th, 2009

Canada - July 13th, 2009

Lake Claire is a large lake in Alberta, Canada. It is located entirely in Wood Buffalo National Park, west of Lake Athabasca. It lies between the mouths of Peace River and Athabasca River, and is part of the Peace-Athabasca Delta system.

The lake has a total area of 1,436 km² (554 sq mi), with 21 km² (8 sq mi) island area, and lies at an elevation of 213 m (699 ft). It is the largest lake located entirely within Albertan boundaries.

The lake is fed by Birch River and McIvor River, and the lake system also contains Baril Lake and Mamawi Lake. The waters are discharged in the Peace River, finding their way to the Arctic Ocean through the Slave River, Great Slave Lake and Mackenzie River.

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