The Great Slave Loch (French: Grand lac des Esclaves) is the seicont-lairgest loch in the Northwast Territories o Canadae (efter Great Bear Loch), the deepest loch in North Americae at 614 metres (336 fathoms; 2,014 ft),[1] an the tent-lairgest loch in the warld.

Great Slave Loch
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NASA photo o Great Slave Loch an Loch Athabasca
LocationNorthwast Territories
Coordinates61°40′N 114°00′W / 61.667°N 114.000°W / 61.667; -114.000 (Great Slave Lake)Coordinates: 61°40′N 114°00′W / 61.667°N 114.000°W / 61.667; -114.000 (Great Slave Lake)
Loch teepremnant o a vast glacial loch
Primary inflowsHay River, Slave River
Primar ootflowsMackenzie River
Catchment aurie971,000 km2 (374,905 sq mi)[1]
Basin kintrasCanadae
Max. lenth469 km (291 mi)[2]
Max. weenth203 km (126 mi)[2]
Surface aurie27,200 km2 (10,502 sq mi)[1]
Average deepth41 m (135 ft)[1]
Max. deepth614 m (2,014 ft)[1]
Watter vollum1,580 km3 (380 cu mi)[1]/
Shore lenth13,057 km (1,900 mi)[1]
Surface elevation156 m (512 ft)[1]
FrozenNovember - mid Juin[3]
SettlementsYellowknife, Hay River, Behchoko, Fort Resolution, Lutselk'e, Hay River Reserve, Dettah, N'Dilo
1 Shore lenth is nae a weel-defined meisur.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Hebert, Paul (2007). "Encyclopedia of Earth". Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories. Environmental Information Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment. Retrieved 2007-12-07. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Google Maps Distance Calculator (From Behchoko to the Slave River Delta it is 203 km and from the Mackenzie River to the furthest reaches of the East Arm it is 469 km)". Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  3. NAV CANADA's Water Aerodrome Supplement. Effective 0901Z 7 March 2013 to 0901Z 3 April 2014