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Peyto Lake

Location: Banff National Park, Icefields Parkway, AB, Canada, UTM: 11U 533003 E / 5730679 N

Vital Statistics: Elevation: 1870 Metres (6,134 Feet)  

Formation Mechanism: Not Input

Topographic Map: 82n10 Blaeberry River

Description: As the Peyto Glacier flowed down this valley, it left behind piles of glacial moraines. These formed a natural dam behind which the water was trapped. A delta on the left side of the lake shows the natural tendency of lakes to eventually fill with sediment.

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