Loon Lake (Oregon) facts for kids

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Loon Lake
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Location Douglas County, Oregon
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Type Landslide-dammed lake, oligotrophic
Primary inflows Lake Creek
Primary outflows Mill Creek
Catchment area 89 sq mi (231 km2)
Basin countries United States
Max. length 2 mi (3 km)
Max. width 0.4 mi (0.6 km)
Surface area 294 acres (119 ha)
Average depth 53 ft (16 m)
Max. depth 105 ft (32 m)
Water volume 15,700 acre⋅ft (19,400,000 m3)
Residence time 1 month
Shore length1 6.1 mi (9.8 km)
Surface elevation 392 ft (119 m)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Loon Lake is a 294-acre (119 ha) lake in Douglas County in the Oregon Coast Range of the United States, 15 miles (24 km) east-southeast of Reedsport, Oregon, at an elevation of 392 feet (119 m). The lake is about 2 miles (3 km) long with a maximum width of about 0.4 miles (0.6 km), and is over 100 feet (30 m) deep in some places.

The lake is "a classic example of a landslide lake", dammed by a slide of sandstone blocks which fell into the Lake Creek valley about 1,400 years ago. The lake was discovered in 1852 and named for the loons found on its waters.


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