Cheakamus Lake

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Cheakamus Lake
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LocationBritish Columbia
Coordinates50°0′29.1″N 122°55′10.2″W / 50.008083°N 122.919500°W / 50.008083; -122.919500Coordinates: 50°0′29.1″N 122°55′10.2″W / 50.008083°N 122.919500°W / 50.008083; -122.919500
Primary inflowsCastle Towers Creek, Cheakamus River, Singing Creek,
Primary outflowsCheakamus River
Basin countriesCanada
Surface area5.7 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
Surface elevation2,730 ft (830 m)
IslandsNone
SettlementsNone

Cheakamus Lake is a lake in Garibaldi Provincial Park on the southeastern outskirts of the resort municipality of Whistler, British Columbia. It has an area of 5.7 km² (2.2 mi²). It is an expansion of the upper Cheakamus River, with the river entering it at its east end and exiting at the west end.[1]

In 2005, 40,000 litres of sodium hydroxide was spilled into the Cheakamus River, well downstream of the lake, as a result of a CN train derailment.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cheakamus Lake". BC Geographical Names.
  2. ^ CN faulted for Squamish derailment, The Globe and Mail