Yale Lake

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Yale Lake
Mount St. Helens - Yale Lake - Washington State 1981.jpg
Yale Lake with Mount St. Helens in distance
LocationClark / Cowlitz counties, Washington, United States
Coordinates45°57′51″N 122°19′57″W / 45.96417°N 122.33250°W / 45.96417; -122.33250Coordinates: 45°57′51″N 122°19′57″W / 45.96417°N 122.33250°W / 45.96417; -122.33250[1]
Primary inflowsLewis River
Primary outflowsLewis River
Catchment area600 square miles (1,550 km2)[2]
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area3,780 acres (15.3 km2)
Water volume401,760 acre feet (0.496 km3)[3]
Surface elevation486 ft (148 m)[4]

Yale Lake is a 3,780 acre[5] reservoir on the Lewis River in the U.S. state of Washington. It lies on the border between Clark County and Cowlitz County. It was created in 1953 with the construction of Yale Dam.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Yale Lake
  2. ^ a b c Yale Dam, NPDP Dam Directory
  3. ^ "Reservoirs in the United States" (PDF). United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Yale Reservoir". Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Yale Dam - Recreation" LewisRiver.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 July 2010.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Yale Lake at Wikimedia Commons