Seitz Lake (Nevada)

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Seitz Lake
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Seitz Lake is located in Nevada
Seitz Lake
Seitz Lake
Location in Nevada
Location Ruby Mountains, Elko County, Nevada
Coordinates 40°38′12″N 115°27′24″W / 40.63667°N 115.45667°W / 40.63667; -115.45667
Type tarn
Primary outflows Rabbit Creek
Basin countries United States
Surface area 17 acres (6.9 ha)
Max. depth 20 ft (6.1 m)
Surface elevation 8,915 ft (2,717 m)

Seitz Lake is a glacial tarn in the Ruby Mountains, in Elko County in the northeastern part of the state of Nevada. It is located near the head of Seitz Canyon at approximately 40°38.2′N 115°27.4′W / 40.6367°N 115.4567°W / 40.6367; -115.4567, and at an elevation of 8915 feet (2715 meters). It has an area of approximately 17 acres (6.9 hectares), and a depth of up to 20 feet (6 meters).

Seitz Lake is a major source of flow to Rabbit Creek (formerly known as Seitz Creek), which after exiting the mountains passes near the community of Spring Creek, meanders down Lamoille Valley, and then merges with the main branch of the Humboldt River between Halleck and Elburz, NV.

The lake was named after brothers George and Edward Seitz, who were early ranchers in Pleasant Valley. George eventually left the area, but Ed Seitz became the sheriff of Elko County in 1869.