Riffe Lake facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsRiffe Lake
|Location||Lewis County, Washington, United States|
|Primary inflows||Cowlitz River|
|Primary outflows||Cowlitz River|
|Catchment area||1,400 sq mi (3,630 km2)|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Max. length||23.5 mi (37.8 km)|
|Surface area||11,830 acres (47.9 km2)|
|Max. depth||360 feet (110 m)|
|Shore length1||52 mi (83.7 km)|
|Surface elevation||778.5 ft (237 m)|
|1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.|
Riffe Lake is a 23.5 mi (38 km) long reservoir on the Cowlitz River in the U.S. state of Washington. Originally named Mossyrock Lake, then later Davisson Lake, it was created in 1968 with the construction of Mossyrock Dam by Tacoma Power. The lake was renamed in 1976 after the community of Riffe, which was inundated by the lake. The residents of Kosmos, Washington were also relocated as the lake's water level would submerge much of the town.
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