Lower Two Medicine Lake

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Lower Two Medicine Lake
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LocationGlacier National Park, Glacier County, Montana, US
Coordinates48°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]
TypeNatural/Dam
Primary inflowsTwo Medicine Creek
Primary outflowsTwo Medicine River
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length2 miles (3.2 km)
Max. width0.40 miles (0.64 km)
Surface elevation4,882 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lower Two Medicine Lake". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-12-26.
  2. ^ "Kiowa, MT" (Map (USGS Quad)). TopoQuest. Retrieved 2010-12-26.
  3. ^ http://findlakes.com/lower_two_medicine_lake_montana~mt00573.htm