Peter Pond Lake
NASA map showing Peter Pond Lake[1]
Peter Pond Lake
Peter Pond Lake
Coordinates55°55′00″N 108°44′03″W / 55.91667°N 108.73417°W / 55.91667; -108.73417Coordinates: 55°55′00″N 108°44′03″W / 55.91667°N 108.73417°W / 55.91667; -108.73417
Typeglacial lake
Primary inflowsDillon River
La Loche River
Primary outflowsChurchill Lake
Catchment area9,713 km2 (3,750 sq mi)
Basin countriesCanada
Surface area552 km2 (213 sq mi)
Average depth13.7 m (45 ft)
Max. depth24 m (79 ft)
Water volume10.6 km3 (2.5 cu mi)
Residence time6.5 years
Shore length1124 km (77 mi)
Surface elevation421 m (1,381 ft)
SettlementsBuffalo Narrows, Dillon, Michel Village
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.
Peter Pond Lake
Peter Pond Lake
Location of Peter Pond Lake in Saskatchewan

Peter Pond Lake is a glacial lake in Saskatchewan, Canada. It is located in northwestern Saskatchewan in the Boreal Forest and Canadian Shield within the Churchill River drainage basin. It was on the fur trade route to the Methye Portage which connected eastern Canada to the MacKenzie River area. The lake is a long oval tending to the northwest. A peninsula which almost reaches the west shore divides it into Big Peter Pond (the northern two thirds) and Little Peter Pond. On the east side of Little Peter Pond a narrow isthmus separates it from Churchill Lake, the two forming a broad "V". The La Loche River, which drains Lac La Loche comes in from the north while the Dillon River, with the village of Dillon at its mouth, comes in from the west. The lake drains into Churchill Lake through the Kisis Channel at Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan. Originally called Big and Little Buffalo Lakes, it was renamed after Peter Pond in 1931.[3] It is on Highway 155 which passes through Buffalo Narrows.


La Loche River as it flows south into Peter Pond Lake
La Loche River as it flows south into Peter Pond Lake

Fish species

The lake's fish species include: walleye, sauger, yellow perch, northern pike, lake trout, lake whitefish, cisco, white sucker, longnose sucker and burbot.[4][5]

See also


  1. ^ "NASA Visible Earth (BURN SCARS IN SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA) Note: Dark to light rust coloured areas are burn scars from forest fires". August 24, 2002. Retrieved 2014-09-14.
  2. ^ "World Lake Database (Peter Pond Lake)". Archived from the original on 2012-03-18. Retrieved 2012-10-12.
  3. ^ "Geographical Names Query". Archived from the original on 6 April 2013. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Fish Species of Saskatchewan" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2012-10-13.
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