Lake Hibara

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Lake Hibara
Lake Hibara As Seen From Bandai.JPG
Lake Hibara viewed from north of Mount Bandai
Coordinates37°41′0″N 140°3′20″E / 37.68333°N 140.05556°E / 37.68333; 140.05556Coordinates: 37°41′0″N 140°3′20″E / 37.68333°N 140.05556°E / 37.68333; 140.05556
Basin countriesJapan
Surface area10.7 km2 (4.1 sq mi)
Max. depth30.5 m (100 ft)
Water volume0.13 km3 (110,000 acre⋅ft)
Shore length131.5 km (19.6 mi)
Surface elevation822.0 m (2,696.9 ft)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lake Hibara (桧原湖, Hibara-ko) is a lake in Yama District, Fukushima, Japan. It is a part of the Bandai-Asahi National Park. It is the biggest of the lakes in the Bandai-kōgen highlands.[1]

Creation[change | change source]

Hibara Lake is a mesotrophic lake. It was created because of the July 15, 1888 eruption of Mount Bandai. The debris avalanche created a natural dam that then filled with water. It sank Hibara Village (桧原村, Hibara-mura). The ruins of Hibara Village are still at the bottom of the lake.[2]

Gallery[change | change source]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Takeda T., page 174.
  2. 裏磐梯を代表する湖沼群 (in Japanese). 裏磐梯観光協会. Archived from the original on November 29, 2011. Retrieved June 30, 2011.

References[change | change source]

  • Takeda, Toru; Hishinuma, Tomio; Kamieda, Kinuyo; Dale, Leigh; Oguma, Chiyoichi (August 10, 1988). "Hello! Fukushima - International Exchange Guide Book" (1988 ed.). Fukushima City: Fukushima Mimpo Press. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)