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Mitatut Lake

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Lake type  Glacial Lake
Primary outflows  Mistik Creek
Max. length  0.8 km (0.50 mi)
Surface elevation  321 m
Width  500 m
Outflow location  Mistik Creek
Number of islands  0
Primary inflows  Mistik Creek
Basin countries  Canada
Max. width  0.5 km (0.31 mi)
Length  800 m
Province  Manitoba
Inflow source  Mistik Creek
Mitatut Lake

Mitatut Lake is a glacial lake above the confluence of Holt Lake and Mistik Creek, approximately 21 kilometres (13 mi) northeast of Bakers Narrows. As a segment of the Mistik Creek, it is part of the Nelson River watershed, in the Hudson Bay drainage basin in the Northern Region of Manitoba, Canada. The surrounding mixed deciduous and coniferous forest is part of the Churchill River Upland portion of the Midwestern Canadian Shield forests. The region around the lake consists of rocky parallel ridges with poorly drained areas of muskeg and irregular stony shorelines due to intense glaciation. The lake is situated on the well known "Mistik Creek Loop", a remote canoe route 80 kilometres (50 mi) in length which can be paddled in four days.

Contents

Map of Mitatut Lake, Division No. 21, Unorganized, MB, Canada

Etymology

Mitatut is Cree for "ten". It is notable for being one of fourteen lakes on Mistik Creek named in numeric order in Cree. The fourteen lakes listed by their Cree names with the english translations in order from south to north are:

  • Payuk Lake - One (outflow)
  • Neso Lake - Two
  • Nisto Lake - Three
  • Nao Lake - Four
  • Niyanun Lake - Five
  • Nikotwasik Lake - Six
  • Tapukok Lake - Seven
  • Uyenanao Lake - Eight
  • Kakat Lake - Nine
  • Mitatut Lake - Ten
  • Payukosap Lake - Eleven
  • Nesosap Lake - Twelve
  • Nistosap Lake - Thirteen
  • Naosap Lake - Fourteen (source)
  • References

    Mitatut Lake Wikipedia


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