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Lake Gibson

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Type  Lake
Primary outflows  Twelve Mile Creek
Max. width  1.0 kilometre (0.6 mi)
Length  5 km
Outflow location  Twelve Mile Creek
Part of  Great Lakes Basin
Primary inflows  Welland Canal
Basin countries  Canada
Surface elevation  170 m
Province  Ontario
Inflow source  Welland Canal
Lake Gibson httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaenthumb4
Max. length  5.0 kilometres (3.1 mi)
Similar  Mel Swart Lake Gibson C, Welland Canal, Decew Falls, Short Hills Provincial Park, DeCou House

Lake gibson st catharines ontario


Lake Gibson is a lake near Thorold in the Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario, Canada. The lake is not natural, but rather was created as a reservoir for hydroelectric power generation at the Ontario Power Generation Decew Falls 1 and Decew Falls 2 generating stations. The lake was created by flooding the shallow valley of Beaverdams Creek. Lake Moodie is located to the northwest of Lake Gibson and is a smaller segment of the overall Lake Gibson system. Almost all of the water supply to these lakes comes from Lake Erie via the Welland Canal. The lakes suck part of the Twelve Mile Creek watershed.

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Map of Lake Gibson, Thorold, ON, Canada

Highway 406 crosses over the lake. At the west end of the lake is Morningstar Mill consisting of a working gristmill dating from 1872, plus a reconstructed sawmill. A short distance east of this can be found the ruins of DeCou House, the destination of Laura Secord's famous journey during the War of 1812.

Lake Gibson is part of St. Catharines' drinking water supply. Consequently, no boating is permitted.

References

Lake Gibson Wikipedia


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