Kettle Lake Formation

Kettle Lake: Kettle’s Lake in Awenda Provincial Park. © Copyright 2011 Awenda Provincial Park, All Rights Reserved

Kettle lakes are circular depressions that are formed in a variety of ways but most commonly by the burial and subsequent melting of isolated blocks of ice covered by glacial deposits. Some kettles are almost 50 metres deep and up to 13 kilometres in diameter, but these giants are exceptions to the normal kettle size of less than 8 metres deep and 2 kilometres wide. Awenda’s Kettle’s Lake and nearby Macey and Gignac Lakes are all thought to be kettle lake formations.