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Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain
Lake information
NameLake Champlain
LocationNew York / Vermont in USA; and Quebec in Canada
Primary inflowsOtter Creek, Winooski River, Missisquoi River, Lamoille River, Ausable River, Chazy River, Boquet River, Saranac River
Primary outflowsRichelieu River
Catchment area21326 km2 (21326000000 m2)
Basin countriesCanada, United States
Geography
Max. length201 km (201000000 m2)
Max. width23 km (23000000 m2)
Surface area1269 km2 (1269000000 m2)
Average depth19.5 m (19500000 m2)
Max. depth122 m (122000000 m2)
Water volume25.8 km3 (25800000 m2)
Residence time3.3 years
Shore length945 km (945000000 m2)
Surface elevation29 m (29000000 m2)
Islands in lakes80 (Grand Isle, North Hero, Isle La Motte, see list)
SettlementsBurlington, Vermont; Plattsburgh, New York

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Lake Champlain (French: lac Champlain) is a natural, freshwater lake in North America, located mainly within the borders of the United States (states of Vermont and New York) but partially situated across the Canada-United States border in the Canadian province of Quebec.

The New York portion of the Champlain Valley includes the eastern portions of Clinton County and Essex County. Most of this area is part of the Adirondack Park. There are recreational opportunities in the park and along the relatively undeveloped coastline of Lake Champlain. The cities of Plattsburgh and Burlington are to the north and the village of Ticonderoga in the southern part of the region. The Quebec portion is located in the regional county municipalities of Le Haut-Richelieu and Brome Missisquoi.


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