Great Beir Loch

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Great Beir Loch
Great Bear Lake (de).png
LocationNorthwast Territories
Coordinates66°N 121°W / 66°N 121°W / 66; -121Coordinates: 66°N 121°W / 66°N 121°W / 66; -121
Primar ootflowsGreat Beir River
Catchment aurie114,717 km2 (44,292 sq mi)[1][2]
Basin kintrasCanadae
Surface aurie31,153 km2 (12,028 sq mi)[1][2]
Average deepth71.7 m (235 ft)[1][2]
Max. deepth446 m (1,463 ft)[1][2]
Watter vollum2,236 km3 (536 cu mi)[1][2]
Residence time124 years[1]
Shore lenth12,719 km (1,690 mi) (plus 824 km (512 mi) island shoreline)[1][2]
Surface elevation186 m (610 ft)
FrozenNovember - Julie[2]
Islands26 main islands, totalin 759.3 km2 (293.2 sq mi) in aurie[1]
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