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Crater Lake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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** Crater Lake **

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For other uses, see Crater Lake (disambiguation).

Crater Lake
Crater lake oregon.jpg
Aerial view; note Wizard Island against the western rim
Mazama bathymetry survey map.jpg
Bathymetric survey
Location Klamath County, Oregon
Coordinates 42°56′37″N 122°06′24″W /
42.94361°N 122.10667°W / 42.94361; -122.10667Coordinates:
42°56′37″N 122°06′24″W /
42.94361°N 122.10667°W / 42.94361; -122.10667
Type crater lake
Primary inflows /precipitation and snowmelt only/
Primary outflows /evaporation and subsurface seepage only/
Catchment area 23.3 sq mi (60 km^2)
Basin countries United States

Max. length 6 mi (9.7 km)
Max. width 5 mi (8.0 km)
Surface area 20.6 sq mi (53 km^2)
Average depth 1,148 ft (350 m)
Max. depth 1,949 ft (594 m)
Water volume 4.49 cu mi (18.7 km^3)
Residence time 157 years
Shore length^1 21.8 mi (35.1 km)
Surface elevation 6,178 ft (1,883 m)

Islands Wizard Island
Phantom Ship
^1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

*Crater Lake* is a caldera lake located in the south-central region of the
U.S. state of Oregon. It is the main feature of Crater Lake National Park
and is famous for its deep blue color and water clarity. The lake partly
fills a nearly 2,148-foot (655 m)-deep caldera^[1] that was formed around
7,700 (± 150) years ago^[2] by the collapse of the volcano Mount Mazama.
Human interaction is traceable back to the indigenous Native Americans
witnessing the eruption of Mount Mazama. There are no rivers flowing into
or out of the lake; the evaporation is compensated for by rain and snowfall
at a rate such that the total amount of water is replaced every 250 years.
At 1,943 feet (592 m), it is the deepest lake in the United States, and
the seventh deepest in the


Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crater_Lake

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