Yale Lake

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Yale Lake
Location Clark / Cowlitz counties, Washington, United States
Coordinates 45°57′51″N 122°19′57″W / 45.96417°N 122.33250°W / 45.96417; -122.33250Coordinates: 45°57′51″N 122°19′57″W / 45.96417°N 122.33250°W / 45.96417; -122.33250[1]
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Lewis River
Primary outflows Lewis River
Catchment area 600 square miles (1,550 km2)[2]
Basin countries United States
Surface area 3,780 acres (15.3 km2)
References [1][2]

Yale Lake is a 3,780 acre[3] reservoir on the Lewis River in the U.S. state of Washington. It lies on the border between Clark County and Cowlitz County. It was created in 1953 with the construction of Yale Dam.[2]


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Yale Lake
  2. ^ a b c Yale Dam, NPDP Dam Directory
  3. ^ "Yale Dam - Recreation - LewisRiver.com." LewisRiver.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 July 2010. <http://lewisriver.com/yale.html>.