Smith Lake (Alaska) facts for kids
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Ice skater on Smith Lake, Fairbanks, Alaska. October 2020.
|Max. length||980 feet (300 m)|
|Max. width||980 feet (300 m)|
Smith Lake (Athabascan: Tr'exwghodegi Troth Yeddha' Bena') is a lake in Fairbanks, Alaska on the property of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. It is triangular in shape, roughly 300 m × 300 m × 380 m (980 ft × 980 ft × 1,250 ft).
The university maintains ecological and hydrological monitoring sites at the lake.
Smith lake is a good wildlife viewing location.
Bird species found at the lake may include Pacific loons, ring-necked duck, bufflehead, American wigeon, northern pintail, northern shoveler, green-winged teal, red-necked grebe, horned grebe, Bonaparte's gull, Wilson's snipe, lesser yellowlegs, long-billed dowitcher, red-necked phalarope, pectoral sandpiper and Bohemian waxwing.
In winter the frozen surface of Smith Lake is popular with ice skaters and cross-country skiers.
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