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Buffalo Lake (Alberta)

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Location  Central Alberta
Primary inflows  Parlby Creek
Catchment area  1,440 km (560 sq mi)
Area  93.5 km²
Length  17 km
Province  Alberta
Type  Mesotrophic
Primary outflows  Tail Creek
Basin countries  Canada
Surface elevation  785 m
Mean depth  2.8 m
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Cities  Rochon Sands, Bashaw, White Sands, Mirror, Alberta

Buffalo Lake is a large lake in central Alberta. It is located in at the limit between Camrose County, the County of Stettler No. 6 and Lacombe County, approximately 40 km (25 mi) east of Red Deer.

Map of Buffalo Lake, Alberta, Canada

The lake lies in the Red Deer River basin, and has a water surface of 93.5 km² and a drainage area of 1,440 km².

The recreational areas of Boss Hill, Rochon Sands, White Sands and The Narrows are established on the shores of the lake, as is the Rochon Sands Provincial Park.

The lake has three main bays: First is the larger Main Bay which is 6.5 meters at its deep point and has two islands. Second is Secondary Bay which is smaller than main bay and has one large island which is privately owned. Last is Parlby Bay (also known as mirror bay) which Is a lot smaller than the other bays and has Parlby Creek flowing through it. The lake supports a decent amount of Northern Pike and Burbot. There is also another shallow bay at the most northern part of the lake called Jarvis Bay

References

Buffalo Lake (Alberta) Wikipedia


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