Swan Lake (Alaska)
Swan Lake in 2011
|Location||Baranof Island, Alaska|
|Primary inflows||Wrinkleneck Creek, Arrowhead Creek|
|Primary outflows||Kettleson Memorial Library culvert|
|Catchment area||5 sq mi (13 km2)|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Max. length||.5 mi (0.80 km)|
|Max. width||.1 mi (0.16 km)|
|Surface area||22 acres (89,000 m2)|
|Average depth||4.5 ft (1.4 m)|
|Max. depth||10 ft (3.0 m)|
|Shore length1||6,600 ft (2,000 m)|
|1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.|
Swan Lake (Tlingit: X̱'wáat' Héen Áakʼu), is a small lake located in the center of the town of Sitka, in Alaska. It is a man-made lake, created during the Russian occupation of Alaska as an income source during the winter. Russians would export ice to southern communities in the Pacific Northwest.
- "Lake Water Quality Records and Lake Levels - Southeast Alaska" (PDF). USGS. December 18, 2002. p. 1. Retrieved 2007-05-28.
- "Swan Lake Watershed Recovery Strategy" (PDF). Redburn Environmental and Regulatory Services. January 2000. p. 13. Retrieved 2007-05-28.
- Joseph, Charlie; Brady, I.; Makinen, E.; David, R.; Davis, V.; Johnson, A.; Lord, N. (2001). "Sheet'kwaan Aani Aya". Sitka Tribe of Alaska. Archived from the original on July 25, 2008. Retrieved 27 October 2009.
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