Eagle Lake (British Columbia) facts for kids
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Aerial View of Eagle Lake
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|Location||Chilcotin District, British Columbia|
|Coordinates||51°54′47″N 124°23′13″W / 51.91306°N 124.38694°W|
|Max. length||10 km (6.2 mi)|
|Max. width||1.5 km (0.93 mi)|
|Surface area||11.9 km2 (4.6 sq mi)|
|Average depth||17.9 m (59 ft)|
|Max. depth||48 m (157 ft)|
|Water volume||0.21 km3 (0.050 cu mi)|
|Residence time||A very long time|
|Shore length1||29.3 km (18.2 mi)|
|Surface elevation||1,042 m (3,419 ft)|
|Islands||5 in 1970 with the number fluctuating up and down as the water level drops.|
|1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.|
Eagle Lake is an endorheic lake in the western Chilcotin District of the Central Interior of British Columbia, Canada, located southeast of Tatla Lake and west of the city of Williams Lake. The lake is a popular summer location with warm water, sky-blue water, and white sand beaches. The lake has no outflow, and the water level continues to recede over time. Since 1970 the lake level has dropped over 6m (as of 2018). This means that the former Islands are now connected to the shoreline and new Islands have been created on the western bay.
The water is very clear, giving a very high Secchi depth of 13.4 m (44 ft), possibly the highest in the province.
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