Great Beir Loch

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Great Beir Loch
Great Bear Lake (de).png
Location Northwast Territories
Coordinates 66°N 121°W / 66°N 121°W / 66; -121Coordinates: 66°N 121°W / 66°N 121°W / 66; -121
Primar ootflows Great Beir River
Catchment aurie 114,717 km2 (44,292 sq mi)[1][2]
Basin kintras Canadae
Surface aurie 31,153 km2 (12,028 sq mi)[1][2]
Average deepth 71.7 m (235 ft)[1][2]
Max. deepth 446 m (1,463 ft)[1][2]
Watter vollum 2,236 km3 (536 cu mi)[1][2]
Residence time 124 years[1]
Shore lenth1 2,719 km (1,690 mi) (plus 824 km (512 mi) island shoreline)[1][2]
Surface elevation 186 m (610 ft)
Frozen November - Julie[2]
Islands 26 main islands, totalin 759.3 km2 (293.2 sq mi) in aurie[1]
Settlements Deline
References [1][2]
1 Shore lenth is nae a weel-defined meisur.

The Great Bear Lake (Slavey: Sahtú /ˈsɑː.t/, French: Grand lac de l'Ours) is the lairgest loch entirely in Canadae (Loch Superior an Loch Huron straddlin the Canadae-US border are lairger), the fowert lairgest in North Americae, an the aicht lairgest in the warld.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Johnson, L. (1975), "Physical and chemical characteristics of Great Bear Lake", J. Fish. Res. Board Can., 32 (11): 1971–1987, doi:10.1139/f75-234  quoted at Great Bear Lake (World Lakes Database)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Hebert, Paul (2007), "Great Bear Lake, Northwest Territories", Encyclopedia of Earth, Washington, DC: Environmental Information Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment, retrieved 2007-12-07