Lower Two Medicine Lake

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Lower Two Medicine Lake
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Location Glacier National Park, Glacier County, Montana, US
Coordinates 48°29′32″N 113°15′49″W / 48.49222°N 113.26361°W / 48.49222; -113.26361Coordinates: 48°29′32″N 113°15′49″W / 48.49222°N 113.26361°W / 48.49222; -113.26361[1]
Type Natural/Dam
Primary inflows Two Medicine Creek
Primary outflows Two Medicine River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 2 miles (3.2 km)
Max. width 0.40 miles (0.64 km)
Surface elevation 4,882 ft (1,488 m)

Lower Two Medicine Lake is located partly in Glacier National Park as well as on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, in the U. S. state of Montana.

The lake is natural but has a small dam which regulates the lake level and reduces the potential for downstream flooding.[2] Lower Two Medicine Dam is an earthen structure built in 1967 for flood control and irrigation storage, impounding a maximum capacity of 25,120 acre-feet. The dam and reservoir are owned and operated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.[3]

Because the lake lies partially on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, a permit is necessary to fish in the eastern half of the lake.

See also[edit]

List of lakes in Glacier County, Montana

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