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Desert Lake is part of the Cataraqui River Watershed, which flows into Lake Ontario in Kingston, Ontario. 

Before European settlers arrived, First Nations people (mostly Algonquin) lived on the land in South Frontenac.

Over the ages, the area surrounding Desert Lake has seen trading, logging, mining, and retail and service trades as part of the economy.

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