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Tazlina Lake
Location Valdez-Cordova (CA), Alaska, United States
Primary outflows Tazlina River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 21 mi (34 km)
Surface elevation 1,785 feet (544 m)

Tazlina Lake is a body of water, 21 miles (34 km) long, in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is at the head of the Tazlina River, 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the 1952 terminus of Tazlina Glacier and 62 miles (100 km) north of Valdez, in the Copper River basin. It is a remnant of ancient Lake Atna.

History

The Russian Shturman Serebrenikov appears to have been the first "white man" to reach this lake; according to his notes he was here on May 30, 1848. He recorded the name as "Plavezhnoye Ozero," or "Plavezhni Lake." He reported two Indian families living on the lake (Allen, 1887, p. 21.).

Etymology

Local name taken from the stream that drains the lake, reported in 1898 by F. C. Schrader, USGS.

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