Bumping Lake facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBumping Lake
|Location||Yakima County, Washington|
|Primary inflows||Bumping River|
|Primary outflows||Bumping River|
|Catchment area||68 sq mi (180 km2)|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Max. length||3 mi (4.8 km)|
|Max. width||0.5 mi (0.80 km)|
|Water volume||0.01 cu mi (0.042 km3)|
|Surface elevation||3,426 ft (1,044 m)|
The lake is used as a storage reservoir for the Yakima Project, an irrigation project run by the United States Bureau of Reclamation. Although a natural lake, Bumping Lake's capacity and discharge is controlled by Bumping Lake Dam, a 60-foot (18 m) high earthfill structure built in 1910 and modified in the 1990s. As a storage reservoir, Bumping Lake's active capacity is 33,700 acre feet (41,600,000 m3).
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