Kootenay Lake

KOOTENAY LAKE, 407 sq km, is a long (105 km), narrow lake lying in a deep trough between the PURCELL and SELKIRK Mts in southeast BC. After BABINE LK, it is the second-largest natural lake completely within the province. (ATLIN Lk is larger but about 5 km extends into the Yukon.) From the north, Kootenay Lk is fed by the DUNCAN R; from the south by the KOOTENAY R. It drains westward through the 30-km-long West Arm, on which the city of NELSON is located, eventually narrowing into the lower...

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