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Friday, January 22, 2016

René-Levasseur Island

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Situated in eastern CANADA in Quebec (Québec) province's Côte-Nord region, Île René-Levasseur is Lake Manicouagan's circular island, featuring an area of 2,020 square kilometers and 780 square miles. The island was not always an island, being simply part of the surrounding land and crater until Lake Manicouagan was formed. See the Lake Manicouagan post below — or access it directly with the link below — for details on how this artificial, man-made reservoir was created. René-Levasseur is actually the world's second-largest island in a lake and the world's largest "artificial" island! Forests mostly cover the almost-uninhabited island with pleasant vegetation and protection from the elements, except in areas of clearcutting. Dozens of tiny lakes stud René-Levasseur, including Lac Koch, Lac Loubias, Lac Observation, and Lac Otis.

Link to Lake Manicouagan post (↗)

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