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Flathead Lake
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Location Montana
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Type Moraine-dammed lake
Primary inflows Flathead River
Swan River
Primary outflows Flathead River
Catchment area 8,587 square miles (22,240 km2)
Basin countries United States
Max. length 27.3 mi (43.9 km)
Max. width 15.5 mi (24.9 km)
Surface area 191.5 sq mi (496 km2)
Average depth 164.7 ft (50.2 m)
Max. depth 370.7 ft (113.0 m)
Water volume 5.56 cu mi (23.2 km3)
Residence time 3.4 years
Shore length1 161.4 mi (259.7 km)
Surface elevation 2,894 ft (882 m)
Islands Wild Horse Island, Cromwell, Bird, Bull, Melita, Shelter, Cedar, Mother-in-Law, Dream, etc.
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Flathead Lake is a lake in Montana. It covers 197 square miles (510 km2).

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