Iliamna Lake

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Iliamna Lake
LakeIliamna.jpg
from the northern shore
LocationLake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska
Coordinates59°32′12″N 155°01′28″W / 59.53667°N 155.02444°W / 59.53667; -155.02444Coordinates: 59°32′12″N 155°01′28″W / 59.53667°N 155.02444°W / 59.53667; -155.02444[1]
Lake typeoligotrophic
Primary outflowsKvichak River
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length77 mi (124 km)[2]
Max. width22 mi (35 km)[2]
Surface area1,012.5 sq mi (2,622 km2)[2]
Average depth144 ft (44 m)[2]
Max. depth988 ft (301 m)[2]
Water volume27.7 cu mi (115 km3)[2]
Residence time7.8 years[2]
Surface elevation46 ft (14 m)[1]
SettlementsIliamna, Newhalen, Kokhanok, Pedro Bay, Igiugig
References[1][2]


Iliamna Lake (or Lake Iliamna) is a lake in southwest Alaska. It is at the north end of the Alaska Peninsula. It is about 100 miles (160 kilometers) west of Seldovia, Alaska.[1]

Lake Iliamna is the largest lake in Alaska. It is the eighth largest lake in the United States. It covers about 1,000 square miles (2,600 square kilometers). The lake is 77 miles (124 kilometers) long and up to 22 miles (35 kilometers) wide. Its deepest point is 988 feet (301 meters) deep. The lake drains through the Kvichak River into Bristol Bay.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Iliamna Lake
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Mathisen, Ole A.; Norma Jean Sands and Norma Haubenstock (July 2002). "Trophic ranking of biota in Iliamna Lake, Alaska" (PDF). Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. (Stuttgart) 28: 1060–1065. http://www.ecopath.org/modules/Models/papers/Iliamna_Lake_Alaska.pdf. Retrieved 2008-11-13. [dead link]
  3. "Profile of the People and Land of the United States". United States Department of the Interior, National Atlas of the United States.

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