Talk:Lake Chelan

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Derivation of name[edit]

The article states that:

The name Chelan is a Salish Indian word that can mean both lake and blue water.

However, the photo caption contradicts this:

The word Chelan comes from the Indian word tsillian, which means "deep water."

Any ideas on which is (or whether both are) correct? Any references? -- BlueCanoe 01:08, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

Depth of Lake Chelan[edit]

  • The EPA website reference states that the "...depth of Lake Chelan is 1486 feet..." and cites this reference (Patmont, C.R., G.J. Pelletier, E.B. Welch, and C.C. Ebbesmeyer. 1989. Lake Chelan water quality assessment. Prepared by Harper Owes, Inc. for Washington State Department of Ecology, Olympia, Washington). While I realize the reference claims "1419 feet", the EPA reference seems significantly more reliable based on WP:ATTRIB. Given the above, I've changed the article to reflect the EPA / Washington DOE values. -- MarcoTolo 05:30, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

Pic needs to be moved a bit[edit]

Sorry, I don't know how to fix this problem, but the pic of Lake Chelan is obscuring the data to its right. Songflower 06:16, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Source for "9th deepest in the world" comment not correct![edit]

Lake Chelan is in fact not the 9th deepest in the world. While it is quite deep, the source that makes this claim is not a complete reference. Here is a more complete source that disproves the claim;

School bus accident link[edit]

The link ( no longer works:

Sorry, the page not_found?404; does not exist; (talk) 17:11, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

Geez, that is really sad whahappened with that school bus going into the lake. Although I've wondered why roads with cliffs on one or both sides don't have good guardrails. For example, the Mount Baker Highway near Heather Meadows scares the hell out of me. I'm not afraid of heights but come on, there has got to be some sort of protection; those cliff below the highway in some places drop at least 1000 feet & how there could be no protection of some sort is beyond me.
AndrewEnns (talk) 04:51, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

Photo of the Lake[edit]

Could someone please take & add a photo of the lake to the article at the top of the geobox. While that photo of Domke Falls is nice, it doesn't really do justice as the main photo of the lake. Perhaps it would be better off on a Domke Falls stub of its own. I may even make a stub for the falls if anyone wanted me to. What needs to be at the top of the geobox is a photo that will draw any viewer's attention to the lake, not a waterfall. See what I'm getting at here? AndrewEnns (talk) 18:43, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

Makes sense--I just did it. I had a photo of the lake sitting around, so uploaded it and here it is. Perhaps it is not the best photo for the geobox, feel free to replace it if desired. I just noticed the Lake Chelan category at the Commons. Perhaps one of those photos would be better, maybe this one? A bit washed-out, but taken from a higher point with more of the mountains and fjord appearance visible. I moved the Domke Falls photo to the gallery at the bottom of the page. Pfly (talk) 22:35, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
Thank you for doing that; I say that photo of Domke Falls & was like "what the... nice photo but what is it doing in the Lake chelan geobox?" Anyhow, now it is fixed! Pfly, did you upload that from Flickr; I'm pretty sure you said somewhere you have an account of Flickr (I'm actually thinking of getting one myself).
04:51, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
Yes indeed: Pfly (talk) 08:42, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

Vandalism Removed + Vandal Blocked[edit]

Last night, I reported the vandalism made by User to someone who can block people & he blocked this clown who was writing crap on this article. Good stuff; this goof obviously doesn't think Wikipedia has any sort of integrity whatsoever! AndrewEnns (talk) 15:35, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Removed external link to anonymous personal attack website[edit]

I have removed an external link to a personal attack website owned and operated by Mr. Keith Little of Manson, Washington, accusing Mr. Ken B. Bradley of being a "scam artist." Mr. Bradley is my son-in-law. Operating a scam is a serious crime. To my certain knowledge, Mr. Bradley has neither been charged, prosecuted nor convicted of fraud or any misdemeanor or felony in any jusrisdiction. Mr. Little is a business competitor of Mr. Bradley who feels entitled to spread his negative opinion of Mr. Bradley without identifying himself as the accuser. I have had several conversations with Mr. Little urging him to relent or at least to identify himself as the accuser, but to no avail. Mr Little's posting of an authoritative-sounding external link on Wikipedia accusing Mr. Bradley of a crime of which he has not been convicted is a violation of verification and ethical standards of Wikipedia. Anyone wishing further details may contact me at Ronarnold (talk) 05:30, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

"largest natural lake in Washington state"?[edit]

How can the claim be that it's a "natural lake", when it's held back by a dam? —Steve Summit (talk) 02:07, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Only the top 21 feet are held back by the dam. The rest is all natural, baby. Jaywm (talk) 08:36, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

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