Manzanita Lake

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Manzanita Lake
Lassen Peak Manzanita Lake.jpg
Lassen Peak reflected in Manzanita Lake
Location of Manzanita Lake in California, USA.
Location of Manzanita Lake in California, USA.
Manzanita Lake
Location of Manzanita Lake in California, USA.
Location of Manzanita Lake in California, USA.
Manzanita Lake
LocationLassen Volcanic National Park, Shasta County, California, US
Coordinates40°32′01″N 121°34′04″W / 40.53371°N 121.56780°W / 40.53371; -121.56780Coordinates: 40°32′01″N 121°34′04″W / 40.53371°N 121.56780°W / 40.53371; -121.56780
Native nameLago Manzanita (Spanish)
Basin countriesUnited States

Manzanita Lake is a lake located in Lassen Volcanic National Park. The name means "little apple" in Spanish.

Manzanita Lake was formed when Manzanita Creek was dammed 300 years ago by a rock avalanche from the northwest slope of the Chaos Crags, which also resulted in the debris formation known as Chaos Jumbles.[1]

The area around the lake features the Loomis Museum, a campground, and the Manzanita Lake Naturalist's Services Historic District. Located near the park entrance, the lake is open for fishing and has rainbow, brown and brook trout.[2]

Climate[edit]

Manzanita Lake has a warm-summer humid continental climate (Dsb) using the 0 °C isotherm or a warm-summer mediterranean climate (Csb) using the -3 °C isotherm with short, warm summers and cool winters, with most precipitation falling in the winter months.

Climate data for Manzanita Lake, California (normals 1981-2010)(snowfall 1963-1994)(extremes 1949-2020)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 77
(25)
78
(26)
81
(27)
88
(31)
88
(31)
94
(34)
97
(36)
96
(36)
96
(36)
88
(31)
78
(26)
68
(20)
97
(36)
Average high °F (°C) 42.4
(5.8)
43.1
(6.2)
47.1
(8.4)
52.2
(11.2)
61.7
(16.5)
70.5
(21.4)
78.8
(26.0)
78.4
(25.8)
72.3
(22.4)
60.8
(16.0)
47.0
(8.3)
41.4
(5.2)
58.0
(14.4)
Daily mean °F (°C) 31.9
(−0.1)
32.3
(0.2)
35.8
(2.1)
40.0
(4.4)
48.1
(8.9)
55.6
(13.1)
62.1
(16.7)
61.1
(16.2)
56.0
(13.3)
47.0
(8.3)
36.5
(2.5)
31.5
(−0.3)
44.8
(7.1)
Average low °F (°C) 21.4
(−5.9)
21.5
(−5.8)
24.5
(−4.2)
27.8
(−2.3)
34.5
(1.4)
40.7
(4.8)
45.3
(7.4)
43.9
(6.6)
39.6
(4.2)
33.2
(0.7)
26.1
(−3.3)
21.5
(−5.8)
31.7
(−0.2)
Record low °F (°C) −13
(−25)
−11
(−24)
−7
(−22)
−2
(−19)
11
(−12)
19
(−7)
26
(−3)
28
(−2)
19
(−7)
10
(−12)
2
(−17)
−13
(−25)
−13
(−25)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 5.91
(150)
5.23
(133)
5.10
(130)
3.72
(94)
3.19
(81)
1.30
(33)
0.45
(11)
0.39
(9.9)
1.17
(30)
3.04
(77)
5.43
(138)
6.22
(158)
41.15
(1,045)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 33.1
(84)
34.9
(89)
33.9
(86)
20.8
(53)
6.3
(16)
0.8
(2.0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.1
(0.25)
3.9
(9.9)
11.8
(30)
31.7
(81)
177.3
(450)
Source: NOAA[3]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hill, Richard L. (2004-10-01). Volcanoes of the Cascades: Their Rise and Their Risks. Falcon. pp. 86–87. ISBN 978-0-7627-3072-8.
  2. ^ "Manzanita Lake". Wild Trout & Catch-and-Release Waters. California Department of Fish and Game. 2003. Retrieved May 12, 2006.
  3. ^ "Manzanita Lake - NWS Sacramento NOAA Online Weather Data". NOAA. Retrieved February 7, 2021.

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