Crane Prairie Reservoir
|Crane Prairie Reservoir|
|Location||Deschutes County, Oregon|
|Primary inflows||Deschutes River|
|Catchment area||185 square miles (480 km2)|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Designation||Wildlife Management Area within the Deschutes National Forest|
|Surface area||3,420 acres (13.8 km2; 5.34 sq mi)|
|Average depth||15.5 ft (4.7 m)|
|Max. depth||20 ft (6 m)|
|Water volume||55,300 acre feet (68,200,000 m3)|
|Shore length1||22 miles (35 km)|
|Surface elevation||4,452 ft (1,357 m)|
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.
Crane Prairie Reservoir is a man-made lake located about 42 miles (68 km) southwest of Bend in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. The reservoir is named for the cranes that thrive in its habitat and for the upper Deschutes River prairie that once covered the area before the dam on the Deschutes was constructed in 1922. Eighteen years later, in 1940, the dam was rebuilt by the Bureau of Reclamation. The reservoir now serves as one of Oregon's largest rainbow trout fisheries. The heaviest fish ever caught in the lake was a 19-pound (8.6 kg) trout.
See also 
- "Crane Prairie Reservoir". U.S. Forest Service. Retrieved June 18, 2011.
- "Lakes and reservoirs: Crane Prairie Reservoir". U.S. Forest Service. April 2, 2004. Archived from the original on September 23, 2010.
- "Crane Prairie Reservoir". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
- McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [First published 1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 245. ISBN 9780875952772. OCLC 53075956.
- "Atlas of Oregon Lakes: Crane Prairie Reservoir (Deschutes County)". Portland State University. 1985–2012. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
- Media related to Crane Prairie Reservoir at Wikimedia Commons
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