List of lakes in Washington (state)

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This is a list of natural lakes and reservoirs in the U.S. state of Washington. Natural lakes that have been altered with a dam, such as Lake Chelan, are included as lakes, not reservoirs.

Key
dagger denotes that body of water crosses state border
double-dagger denotes that body of water crosses international border

Reservoirs[edit]

This sections lists reservoirs partially or fully within the state of Washington with a maximum capacity of over 250,000 acre feet.

Name County(s) Coordinates Total storage (acre feet) Surface area
(acres)
Max depth
(feet)
Outflow
Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake Douglas, Ferry, Stevens, Lincoln, Grant, Okanogan [1] 47°56′46.2″N 118°55′56″W / 47.946167°N 118.93222°W / 47.946167; -118.93222 (Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake)[2] 9,652,000 [3] 79,400 [4] 400 Columbia River
Lake Umatilla Klickitat, Sherman (OR)double-dagger, Gilliam (OR)double-dagger, Morrow (OR)double-dagger, Benton, Umatilla (OR)double-dagger 45°43′32″N 120°12′44″W / 45.72556°N 120.21222°W / 45.72556; -120.21222 (Lake Umatilla)[5] 48,738 Columbia River
Riffe Lake Lewis 46°27′59″N 122°16′4″W / 46.46639°N 122.26778°W / 46.46639; -122.26778 (Riffe Lake)[6] 1,686,300 [7] 11,830 Cowlitz River
Ross Lake Whatcom, British Columbiadouble-dagger 48°52′6″N 121°1′47″W / 48.86833°N 121.02972°W / 48.86833; -121.02972 (Ross Lake)[8] 1,435,000 11,700 Skagit River
Lake Wallula Benton, Walla Walla, Umatilla (OR)double-dagger 45°57′17″N 119°3′53″W / 45.95472°N 119.06472°W / 45.95472; -119.06472 (Lake Wallula)[9] 1,350,000 [4] 42,500 [4] Columbia River
Banks Lake Grant, Douglas 47°48′21″N 119°11′31″W / 47.80583°N 119.19194°W / 47.80583; -119.19194 (Banks Lake)[10] 1,275,000 [11] 26,877 [12] 177 [13]
Swift Reservoir Skamania 46°3′20″N 122°6′51″W / 46.05556°N 122.11417°W / 46.05556; -122.11417 (Swift Reservoir)[14] 759,100 [15] 4,585 [16] Lewis River
Rufus Woods Lake Douglas, Chelan 47°59′47″N 119°37′14″W / 47.99639°N 119.62056°W / 47.99639; -119.62056 (Rufus Woods Lake)[17] 590,199 [18] Columbia River
Lake Herbert G. West Walla Walla, Columbia, Whitman, Franklin 46°34′18″N 118°31′6″W / 46.57167°N 118.51833°W / 46.57167; -118.51833 (Lake Herbert G. West)[19] 432,000 6,590 [20] Snake River
Merwin Lake Clark, Cowlitz 45°58′35″N 122°31′35″W / 45.97639°N 122.52639°W / 45.97639; -122.52639 (Merwin Lake)[21] 416,000 [22] 3,836 [23] 190 Lewis River
Yale Lake Clark, Cowlitz 46°0′43″N 122°18′44″W / 46.01194°N 122.31222°W / 46.01194; -122.31222 (Yale Lake)[24] 401,000 [25] 3,612 Lewis River
Potholes Reservoir Grant 46°59′59″N 119°17′6″W / 46.99972°N 119.28500°W / 46.99972; -119.28500 (Potholes Reservoir)[26] 332,200 [27] 27,800 [28]
Wanapum Lake Kittitas, Grant 46°55′56″N 119°58′24″W / 46.93222°N 119.97333°W / 46.93222; -119.97333 (Wanapum Lake)[29] 14,590 [30] Columbia River

Natural lakes[edit]

This section lists natural lakes, either unaltered or altered, that are at least partially within the state of Washington. Lakes with a surface area of greater thanh 2,000 acres are included.

Name County(s) Coordinates Surface area (acres) Max depth Outflow
Lake Whatcom Whatcom 48°44′45″N 122°20′45″W / 48.74583°N 122.34583°W / 48.74583; -122.34583 (Lake Whatcom)[31] 5,003 328 Whatcom Creek
Lake Chelan Chelan 47°51′5″N 120°4′56″W / 47.85139°N 120.08222°W / 47.85139; -120.08222 (Lake Chelan)[32] 32,000 1,486 Chelan River
Lake Washington King 47°40′10.5″N 122°13′53″W / 47.669583°N 122.23139°W / 47.669583; -122.23139 (Lake Washington)[33] 22,138 214 Lake Washington Ship Canal
Lake Ozette Clallam,[34] 48°5′41″N 124°38′14″W / 48.09472°N 124.63722°W / 48.09472; -124.63722 (Lake Ozette)[35] 7,787 331 Ozette River
Moses Lake Grant 47°8′12″N 119°20′30″W / 47.13667°N 119.34167°W / 47.13667; -119.34167 (Moses Lake)[36] 6,815 38 Potholes Reservoir
Osoyoos Lake Okanogan, British Columbiadouble-dagger 49°0′0″N 119°26′40″W / 49.00000°N 119.44444°W / 49.00000; -119.44444 (Osoyoos Lake)[37] 5,723 208 Okanogan River
Lake Crescent Clallam 48°3′32″N 123°48′53″W / 48.05889°N 123.81472°W / 48.05889; -123.81472 (Lake Crescent)[38] 5,187 624 Lyre River

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "The Columbia Basin Project". USBR. 1998. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
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  5. ^ "Lake Umatilla". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1979-09-10. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  6. ^ "Riffe Lake". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1990-07-01. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  7. ^ "Cowlitz River Basin". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  8. ^ "Ross Lake". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1979-09-10. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  9. ^ "Lake Wallula". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1979-09-10. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
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  15. ^ "Lewis River Basin". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014-04-15. 
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  17. ^ "Rufus Woods Lake". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1992-12-31. Retrieved 2014-04-14. 
  18. ^ "Sediment Quality Assessment of Lake Rufus Woods and Chief Joseph Dam, 2004". US Army Corps of Engineers. June 2009. Retrieved 2014-04-14. 
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  20. ^ "Lower Monumental Lock and Dam". US Army Corps of Engineers. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  21. ^ "Merwin Lake". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1979-09-10. Retrieved 2014-04-15. 
  22. ^ "Merwin Lake -- Clark County: 1995". State of Washington Department of Ecology. Retrieved 2014-04-15. 
  23. ^ "Lake Merwin". Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-15. 
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  28. ^ "Columbia Basin Project Details". USBR. 2013-12-04. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  29. ^ "Wanapum Lake". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1979-09-10. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  30. ^ "Assessing Native and Introduced Fish Predation on Migrating Juvenile Salmon". U.S. Geological Survey. 2012-11-30. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  31. ^ "Lake Whatcom". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1979-09-10. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  32. ^ "Lake Chelan". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1992-06-01. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  33. ^ "Lake Washington". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1979-09-10. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  34. ^ "Ozette Lake". Retrieved 2014-04-14. 
  35. ^ "Lake Ozette". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1979-09-10. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  36. ^ "Moses Lake". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1979-09-10. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  37. ^ "Osoyoos Lake". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1979-09-10. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  38. ^ "Lake Crescent". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1979-09-10. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 

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