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Lake Alvin
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Eastern portion of Lake Alvin
Location Lincoln County, South Dakota
Type artificial lake
Primary inflows Nine Mile Creek
Primary outflows Nine Mile Creek
Basin countries United States

Lake Alvin is an artificial lake in Lincoln County, South Dakota between Harrisburg, South Dakota and Granite, Iowa. The lake is formed by a dam on Nine Mile Creek just before it enters the Big Sioux River, east of Harrisburg. It is part of a 59-acre (240,000 m2) recreational area.

History

Lake Alvin has always been a popular swimming location for those looking for a mid-sized beach. However, in 2005, the South Dakota GFP closed the swimming beach to the public due to high levels of coliform bacteria in the lake. A shutdown was again issued in 2009, 2013 and 2014 due to high levels of coliform bacteria.

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