Lac Sakami

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Lac Sakami
Lac Sakami is located in Quebec
Lac Sakami
Lac Sakami
Location in Quebec
LocationNord-du-Québec, Quebec
Coordinates53°15′07″N 76°45′41″W / 53.25194°N 76.76139°W / 53.25194; -76.76139Coordinates: 53°15′07″N 76°45′41″W / 53.25194°N 76.76139°W / 53.25194; -76.76139
Primary outflowsSakami River, Eastmain River
Basin countriesCanada
Surface area738 km2 (285 sq mi)
Average depth113 m (371 ft)
Surface elevation186 m (610 ft)

Lac Sakami is a lake in the northwest of the province of Quebec in Canada. It is located east of James Bay, south of the Robert-Bourassa Reservoir and north of the Opinaca Reservoir.

Lac Sakami is now a reservoir of the James Bay Project with a depth of 113 m (371 ft), an elevation of 186 m (610 ft) and an area of 738 km2 (285 sq mi). Prior to being used as a reservoir it had an area of 533 km2 (206 sq mi). The Cree called the lake Mesackamee.[4]

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  1. ^ "World Lake Database (Lake Sakami)". Retrieved 2015-02-21.
  2. ^ "Natural Resources Canada-Canadian Geographical Names (Lac Sakami)". Retrieved 2015-04-16.
  3. ^ "Atlas of Canada Toporama". Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  4. ^ a b "Commission de toponymie du Québec - Banque des noms de lieux - Toponyme: "Lac Sakami"". Retrieved 2015-04-16.

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