Loon Lake (Oregon)
|Location||Douglas County, Oregon|
|Type||Landslide-dammed lake, oligotrophic|
|Primary inflows||Lake Creek|
|Primary outflows||Mill Creek|
|Catchment area||89 sq mi (231 km2)|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Max. length||2 mi (3 km)|
|Max. width||0.4 mi (0.6 km)|
|Surface area||294 acres (119 ha)|
|Average depth||53 ft (16 m)|
|Max. depth||105 ft (32 m)|
|Water volume||15,700 acre⋅ft (19,400,000 m3)|
|Residence time||1 month|
|Shore length1||6.1 mi (9.8 km)|
|Surface elevation||392 ft (119 m)|
|1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.|
Loon Lake is a 294-acre (119 ha) lake in Douglas County in the Oregon Coast Range of the United States, 15 miles (24 km) east-southeast of Reedsport, Oregon, at an elevation of 392 feet (119 m). The lake is about 2 miles (3 km) long with a maximum width of about 0.4 miles (0.6 km), and is over 100 feet (30 m) deep in some places.
The lake is "a classic example of a landslide lake", dammed by a slide of sandstone blocks which fell into the Lake Creek valley about 1,400 years ago. The lake was discovered in 1852 and named for the loons found on its waters.
- Johnson, Daniel M.; et al. (1985). Atlas of Oregon Lakes. Oregon State University Press. p. 224. ISBN 0-87071-343-4. This lists the elevation as 420 ft.
- "USGS Topographic Map". This shows an elevation of 392 ft.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Loon Lake (Oregon) This lists the elevation as 397 ft.
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