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Schist Lake, Manitoba

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Location  Manitoba, Canada
Primary outflows  Schist Creek
Surface area  22.6 km (8.7 sq mi)
Type  Glacial
Basin countries  Canada
Area  22.6 kmĀ²
Schist Lake, Manitoba
Primary inflows  Big Island Creek, Ross Creek

Schist Lake is located approximately 3 km southeast of Flin Flon. The lake has a maximun depth of 30m. It is composed of four main channels, the West Arm, Northwest Arm, Inlet Arm and Northeast Arm. It drains into Lake Athapapuskow via Schist Creek and is part of the Nelson River watershed. The Flin Flon/Channing Water Aerodrome is located on the north end of the Northwest Arm.

Map of Schist Lake, Canada

The name comes from the predominant type of metamorphic rock which surrounds the lake, part of the Canadian Shield. It was originally called Manistikiwan which is Cree for "Devil's Head Lake" This name was later applied to nearby Big Island Lake, Manitoba.

References

Schist Lake, Manitoba Wikipedia


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