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Kenogami lake is a long lake in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region of south-central Quebec,[1] Canada. Situated at an altitude of 150 m, the lake is 27 km long and 11 to 102 m deep. "Kénogami" means "long lake" in the Montagnais dialect and was originally used to refer to Kenogami Lake, Ontario.[1]

Kenogami lake
LocationSaguenay / Lac-Ministuk / Larouche / Hébertville, Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec
Coordinates48°19′36″N 71°22′34″W / 48.32667°N 71.37611°W / 48.32667; -71.37611Coordinates: 48°19′36″N 71°22′34″W / 48.32667°N 71.37611°W / 48.32667; -71.37611
Primary inflowsPikauba, Cyriac and Aux-Écorces Rivers
Basin countriesCanada
Max. length27 km (17 mi)
Surface area57 km2 (22 sq mi)
Max. depth102 m (335 ft)
SettlementsLac-Kénogami, Hébertville station

It is situated in the Laurentian Highlands 150 kilometres north of the Saint Lawrence River, into which it drains via the Saguenay River through the Chicoutimi and Aux-Sables Rivers.

The lake is fed by dozens of small rivers coming from the Laurentian Highlands. The three principal being the Pikauba, Cyriac and Aux-Ecorces Rivers. The towns on its shores include Lac-Kénogami, and Hébertville station.


  1. ^ a b "The Quebec History Encyclopedia". Retrieved 2008-08-13.