Baranof Lake

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Baranof Lake
Baranof Lake.jpg
A view southeast of the east half of Baranof Lake and part of Warm Springs Bay
Location Baranof Island, Sitka City and Borough, Alaska, US
Coordinates 57°05′15″N 134°51′57″W / 57.08750°N 134.86583°W / 57.08750; -134.86583Coordinates: 57°05′15″N 134°51′57″W / 57.08750°N 134.86583°W / 57.08750; -134.86583
Lake type Glacial lake
Primary inflows Baranof River
Primary outflows Baranof River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 3 mi (4.8 km)
Max. width 1,000–3,800 ft (300–1,160 m)
Max. depth 303 ft (92 m)
Surface elevation 145 ft (44 m)
Settlements Baranof Warm Springs

Baranof Lake is a glacially-fed, horseshoe-shaped lake on the eastern side of Baranof Island, in Alaska.[1] Baranof Lake borders the community of Baranof Warm Springs and also has a Forest Service cabin on the northwestern end of the lake. Baranof River flows into the lake's western end and exits on the eastern end in rapids and a waterfall.[1]

Baranof Lake was likely named for the community of Baranof Warm Springs.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Soward, Kenneth S. (1961). "Geology of Waterpower Sites in Alaska: Geologic Investigations of Proposed Powersites at Baranof and Carbon Lakes, Baranof Island, Alaska". Geological Survey Bulletin 1031 - B. United States Government Printing Office. 
  2. ^ Orth, Donald J. (1967). Dictionary of Alaska Place Names, Geological Survey, Professional Paper 567. Washington: United States Government Printing Office. 

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