Miles Lake (Alaska)

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Miles Lake
Location Valdez-Cordova (CA), Alaska,
United States
Coordinates 60°40′53″N 144°40′3″W / 60.68139°N 144.66750°W / 60.68139; -144.66750 (Miles Lake (Valdez-Cordova CA))Coordinates: 60°40′53″N 144°40′3″W / 60.68139°N 144.66750°W / 60.68139; -144.66750 (Miles Lake (Valdez-Cordova CA))[1]
Primary inflows Miles Glacier[1]
Primary outflows Copper River[1]
Basin countries United States
Max. length 3.5 mi (5.6 km)[1]
Surface elevation 125 feet (38 m)[1]

Miles Lake is a 3.5 miles (5.6 km) long lake in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is located at the terminus of Miles Glacier, 33 miles (53 km) North of Katalla, Chugach Mountains, and flows into the Copper River (Alaska).[1]

Etymology[edit]

Name derived from Miles Glacier,[1] which was named in 1885 by Lt. Allen after Maj. Gen. Nelson A. Miles, 1839-1925.[2]

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