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Lake Washington

Coordinates: 47°37′0″N 122°15′53″W / 47.61667°N 122.26472°W / 47.61667; -122.26472 (Lake Washington)
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Lake Washington
The Lacy V. Murrow floating bridge on the lake is the second longest such bridge in the world
Map of Lakes Washington and Sammamish
LocationKing County, Washington, USA
Coordinates47°37′0″N 122°15′53″W / 47.61667°N 122.26472°W / 47.61667; -122.26472 (Lake Washington)
Primary inflowsSammamish, Cedar Rivers; Ravenna, Thornton, Kelsey, Juanita, and Coal Creeks
Primary outflowsLake Washington Ship Canal (1916)
Catchment area315,000 acres (1,270 km2)
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length22 mi (35 km)
Surface area33.8 square miles (88 km2), 33.8 square miles (21,600 acres)
Average depth108 ft (33 m)
Max. depth214 ft (65 m)
Water volume2,400,000 acre⋅ft (3.0 km3)
Surface elevation16 ft (4.9 m) above mean sea level, 20.6 ft (6.3 m) above Puget Sound mean lower low tide
IslandsMercer Island, Foster Island, Marsh Island, Ohler's Island, Pritchard Island

Lake Washington is a lake in the US state of Washington. It is next to the city of Seattle. Seattle is on the west side of the lake, Lake City, Bothell, and Kenmore to the north, Kirkland and Bellevue to the east, and Renton to the south. Mercer Island is in the south end of the lake. The deepest part of the lake is 210 feet (64 m) deep. The lake is 21 feet (6.4 m) above sea level. It is a fresh water lake. On a few days of the year are people allowed to fish for salmon in the lake.