List of lakes in Washington (state)

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This is a list of natural lakes and reservoirs in the U.S. state of Washington. Natural lakes that have been altered with a dam, such as Lake Chelan, are included as lakes, not reservoirs.

Key
dagger denotes that body of water crosses state border
double-dagger denotes that body of water crosses international border

Reservoirs[edit]

This sections lists reservoirs partially or fully within the state of Washington with a maximum capacity of over 250,000 acre feet.

NameCounty(s)CoordinatesTotal storage (acre feet)Surface area
(acres)
Max depth
(feet)
Outflow
Franklin D. Roosevelt LakeDouglas, Ferry, Stevens, Lincoln, Grant, Okanogan [1]47°56′46.2″N 118°55′56″W / 47.946167°N 118.93222°W / 47.946167; -118.93222 (Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake)[2]9,652,000 [3]79,400 [4]400Columbia River
Lake UmatillaKlickitat, Sherman (OR)double-dagger, Gilliam (OR)double-dagger, Morrow (OR)double-dagger, Benton, Umatilla (OR)double-dagger45°43′32″N 120°12′44″W / 45.72556°N 120.21222°W / 45.72556; -120.21222 (Lake Umatilla)[5]48,738Columbia River
Riffe LakeLewis46°27′59″N 122°16′4″W / 46.46639°N 122.26778°W / 46.46639; -122.26778 (Riffe Lake)[6]1,686,300 [7]11,830Cowlitz River
Ross LakeWhatcom, British Columbiadouble-dagger48°52′6″N 121°1′47″W / 48.86833°N 121.02972°W / 48.86833; -121.02972 (Ross Lake)[8]1,435,00011,700Skagit River
Lake WallulaBenton, Walla Walla, Umatilla (OR)double-dagger45°57′17″N 119°3′53″W / 45.95472°N 119.06472°W / 45.95472; -119.06472 (Lake Wallula)[9]1,350,000 [4]42,500 [4]Columbia River
Banks LakeGrant, Douglas47°48′21″N 119°11′31″W / 47.80583°N 119.19194°W / 47.80583; -119.19194 (Banks Lake)[10]1,275,000 [11]26,877 [12]177 [13]
Swift ReservoirSkamania46°3′20″N 122°6′51″W / 46.05556°N 122.11417°W / 46.05556; -122.11417 (Swift Reservoir)[14]759,100 [15]4,585 [16]Lewis River
Rufus Woods LakeDouglas, Chelan47°59′47″N 119°37′14″W / 47.99639°N 119.62056°W / 47.99639; -119.62056 (Rufus Woods Lake)[17]590,199 [18]Columbia River
Lake Herbert G. WestWalla Walla, Columbia, Whitman, Franklin46°34′18″N 118°31′6″W / 46.57167°N 118.51833°W / 46.57167; -118.51833 (Lake Herbert G. West)[19]432,0006,590 [20]Snake River
Merwin LakeClark, Cowlitz45°58′35″N 122°31′35″W / 45.97639°N 122.52639°W / 45.97639; -122.52639 (Merwin Lake)[21]416,000 [22]3,836 [23]190Lewis River
Yale LakeClark, Cowlitz46°0′43″N 122°18′44″W / 46.01194°N 122.31222°W / 46.01194; -122.31222 (Yale Lake)[24]401,000 [25]3,612Lewis River
Potholes ReservoirGrant46°59′59″N 119°17′6″W / 46.99972°N 119.28500°W / 46.99972; -119.28500 (Potholes Reservoir)[26]332,200 [27]27,800 [28]
Wanapum LakeKittitas, Grant46°55′56″N 119°58′24″W / 46.93222°N 119.97333°W / 46.93222; -119.97333 (Wanapum Lake)[29]14,590 [30]Columbia River

Natural lakes[edit]

This section lists natural lakes, either unaltered or altered, that are at least partially within the state of Washington. Lakes with a surface area of greater than 2,000 acres are included.

NameCounty(s)CoordinatesSurface area (acres)Max depthOutflow
Lake WhatcomWhatcom48°44′45″N 122°20′45″W / 48.74583°N 122.34583°W / 48.74583; -122.34583 (Lake Whatcom)[31]5,003328Whatcom Creek
Lake ChelanChelan47°51′5″N 120°4′56″W / 47.85139°N 120.08222°W / 47.85139; -120.08222 (Lake Chelan)[32]32,0001,486Chelan River
Lake WashingtonKing47°40′10.5″N 122°13′53″W / 47.669583°N 122.23139°W / 47.669583; -122.23139 (Lake Washington)[33]22,138214Lake Washington Ship Canal
Lake OzetteClallam,[34]48°5′41″N 124°38′14″W / 48.09472°N 124.63722°W / 48.09472; -124.63722 (Lake Ozette)[35]7,787331Ozette River
Moses LakeGrant47°8′12″N 119°20′30″W / 47.13667°N 119.34167°W / 47.13667; -119.34167 (Moses Lake)[36]6,81538Potholes Reservoir
Osoyoos LakeOkanogan, British Columbiadouble-dagger49°0′0″N 119°26′40″W / 49.00000°N 119.44444°W / 49.00000; -119.44444 (Osoyoos Lake)[37]5,723208Okanogan River
Lake CrescentClallam48°3′32″N 123°48′53″W / 48.05889°N 123.81472°W / 48.05889; -123.81472 (Lake Crescent)[38]5,187624Lyre River

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ "Lake Umatilla". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1979-09-10. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  6. ^ "Riffe Lake". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1990-07-01. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  7. ^ "Cowlitz River Basin". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  8. ^ "Ross Lake". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1979-09-10. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  9. ^ "Lake Wallula". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1979-09-10. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
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  15. ^ "Lewis River Basin". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014-04-15. 
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  17. ^ "Rufus Woods Lake". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1992-12-31. Retrieved 2014-04-14. 
  18. ^ "Sediment Quality Assessment of Lake Rufus Woods and Chief Joseph Dam, 2004". US Army Corps of Engineers. June 2009. Retrieved 2014-04-14. 
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  20. ^ "Lower Monumental Lock and Dam". US Army Corps of Engineers. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  21. ^ "Merwin Lake". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1979-09-10. Retrieved 2014-04-15. 
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  23. ^ "Lake Merwin". Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-15. 
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  28. ^ "Columbia Basin Project Details". USBR. 2013-12-04. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  29. ^ "Wanapum Lake". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1979-09-10. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
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  31. ^ "Lake Whatcom". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1979-09-10. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  32. ^ "Lake Chelan". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1992-06-01. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  33. ^ "Lake Washington". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1979-09-10. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  34. ^ "Ozette Lake". Retrieved 2014-04-14. 
  35. ^ "Lake Ozette". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1979-09-10. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  36. ^ "Moses Lake". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1979-09-10. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  37. ^ "Osoyoos Lake". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1979-09-10. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  38. ^ "Lake Crescent". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1979-09-10. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 

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