Lake Couchiching (/ˈkuːtʃətʃɪŋ/ KOO-chə-ching), from the
Ojibwe gojijiing meaning "inlet", is a medium-sized lake in Central
Ontario separated from
Lake Simcoe by a narrow channel. The
Trent-Severn Waterway enters
Lake Simcoe by the Talbot River and exits
this lake by the Severn River which empties into Georgian Bay. The
lake is 16 km long, slightly less than 5 km wide and fairly
shallow with an average depth of six metres. The city
Orillia is located on the narrow channel connecting this lake with
Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching are popular spots for fishing in summer
and ice fishing in winter.
Gordon Lightfoot paid homage to the lake in the song
Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs holds its annual
conference on the shores of the lake every August. Camp Couchiching is
also located near the lake.
1 Water quality
2 See also
4 External links
In a 2012 study, the lake showed a microalgae density of 2.4 ×
10^7/cm^2, with a high species diversity. The lake showed low total
phosphorus and high organic carbon content, when compared to Lake
Mnjikaning Fish Weirs
^ Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary, Third Edition
(Merriam-Webster, 1997; ISBN 0877795460), p. 285.
^ Kanavillil, N., Thorn, M., & Kurissery, S (September 2012).
"Characterization of natural biofilms in temperate inland waters".
Journal of Great Lakes Research. Elsevier B.V. 38 (3): 429–438.
doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2012.06.014. Retrieved 25 July 2014. CS1
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Satellite view of
Lake Couchiching and
Orillia on the lower
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