Lake Manicouagan Reservoir
By romulusnr @ 2005-04-21 01:05:24
Manicouagan Reservoir is an annular lake in northern Quebec, Canada, the remnant of an impact crater made approximately 212 million years ago, by a 5 km diameter asteroid. It is today 72 km in diameter.
The lake was created by a series of hydroelectric dams in the 1960s. The lake acts as a giant hydraulic battery for Quebec, and generates enough power that some is left over in the summer for sale to New England in the U.S.
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