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Eagle Lake
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 / 51.91306; -124.38694
Primary outflows none
Basin countries Canada
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.
Panorama of Eagle Lake
Panorama on Eagle Lake

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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