[HT/PC-MEDIUM] Wabamun Lake (PNT) Natural Area


Small PNT located in the southwest corner of Wabamun Lake. The site is south of Sundance Road and thus not on the lake.

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Bathymetric map for Wabamun Lake; courtesy of: www.wabamunmarina.ca.
Bathymetric map for Wabamun Lake; courtesy of: http://www.wabamunmarina.ca

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Map of the Area

Any maps and map views are for general information only. Do not rely on them for navigation or to determine legal boundaries.

Other Information

Wabamun Lake (sometimes spelled Wabumun) is one of the most heavily used lakes in Alberta, Canada. It lies 65 kilometres (40 mi) west of Edmonton, Alberta. It is 19.2 kilometres (11.9 mi) long and 6.6 kilometres (4.1 mi) narrow, covers 82 square kilometres (32 sq mi) and is 11 metres (36 ft) deep at its deepest, with somewhat clear water. Its name derives from the Cree word for mirror, ᐋᐧᐸᒧᐣ (wâpamon) [1].

Extensive Development starting with the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway has impacted the ecology of the lake. An oil spill in 2005 and unauthorized development in 2012 are further examples of unplanned activities surrounding the lake [1, 2].

Site Statistics

Site NameWabamun Lake (PNT)
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeProtective Notation (PNT)
Natural Region(s)Dry Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)N/A
PASite ID (Map Ref #)512
Site # (Parks Website)N/A
Total Area25.00 ha. (61.76 ac.)
Steward-Status
Recreation Activities
IUCN
Operated By
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Wabamun Lake (PNT) Natural Area

References

The following links are provided as a courtesy but are not verified or endorsed by SAPAA. Clicking on the link will cause you to leave the SAPAA website. Primary source of information is the Government of Alberta.(All links accessed on 2022-12-20).

  1. Wabamun Lake – Wikipedia
  2. Unauthorized Development — Wabamun Watershed Management Council (wwmc.ca)

Further Reading

Editing, Review and Silence Procedure

  1. FRANK: Publish page
  2. HUBERT/PATSY: Assign page for editing by update tbd in the Title (4-
  3. Review for readability and alignment to SAPAA organizational reputation.
  4. Best available image
  5. Review for accuracy including:
    1. Correct map and site statistics
    2. Area size is correct
    3. Standards (e.g. use of hyphens, spelling, etc.)
    4. References are accessible and and notes match
  6. Review for formatting, e.g.: Centered captions, No empty blocks
  7. TEAM: Last walk through
    1. Any final discussion or notes
    2. Remove [name] from title
    3. Add to log book for silence procedure
    4. Delete these notes.

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