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Flathead Lake
Flathead Lake -
Location Montana
Lake 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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