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Characteristics of Brome Lake

Brome Lake represents a large basin measuring some 14.6 km2  in size. On the east side, it is bordered by Foster, Gauvin and Glenn mountains and it is here that the Coldbrook begins its journey. The lake is mainly fed by 8 tributaries which together measure some 278 km.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quilliams :  7 1.7 km² (38%)
Coldbrook : 44.7 km² (23.7%)
Inverness :  33.7 km² (17.9%)
Argyll : 11.7 km² (6.2%)
Durrell : 11.3 km² (6%)
Tiffany : 9.5 km² (5%)
Pearson : 6.1 km² (3.2%)
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A few facts about the lake

  • Perimeter: 20.6 km
  • Average depth: 6.3 m.
  • Maximum depth (in the trench): 12.8 m.
  • Water renewal time: 10.2 months
  • Total volume of water: 94.6 million m3
  • Average discharge rate: 3.9 m3 (Foster dam)
  • The high water level is some 197.28 metres above sea level.
  • The lake is very urbanized: there are more than 400 private residences surrounding it in addition to over 300 condos and camping sites.

Level of Brome Lake

Flow at Foster Dam