Navajo Lake (Utah)

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Navajo Lake
Location Duck Creek Village, Kane County, Utah, US
Coordinates 37°31′30″N 112°46′03″W / 37.52500°N 112.76750°W / 37.52500; -112.76750Coordinates: 37°31′30″N 112°46′03″W / 37.52500°N 112.76750°W / 37.52500; -112.76750 [1]
Type lake
Basin countries United States
Max. length 3 mi (4.8 km)
Max. width 0.5 mi (0.80 km)
Surface elevation 9,042 ft (2,756 m)
References [1]

Navajo Lake is a small lake in northwestern Kane County in southern Utah. It is shallow, reaching depths of only 25 feet. Recreation includes fishing, boating, swimming, and lodging facilities. Species of trout in Navajo Lake are brook trout, splake trout (hybrid), and rainbow trout. Trout survival for winter is very poor with only the splake and brook trout overwintering. There is also a dense population of Utah chub. The lake was formed by a lava flow across the eastern end of the valley.[2] The lake drains into both the Great Basin and the Colorado River drainage systems through sinkholes in the lake floor.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Navajo Lake". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-08-09. 
  2. ^ Global Volcanism Program
  3. ^ Roadside informational sign on Utah Highway 14.