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Re: largest lake in CA with no road access?

Postby SSSdave » Mon May 16, 2016 8:18 pm

Just measured acme.mapper screen capture into Photoshop.

Snag Lake 123878 pixels = 790 acres = 1.23 square miles
Thousand Island Lake 93571 pixels = 597 acres
Duck Lake 63935 pixels = 408 acres
Desolation Lake 61519 pixels = 392 acres
Wanda Lake 48931 pixels = 312 acres

Duck Lake being deep might have the greatest water volume of Sierra wilderness lakes.



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Re: largest lake in CA with no road access?

Postby paul » Sat May 21, 2016 11:09 am

Aloha might be a contender
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Re: largest lake in CA with no road access?

Postby SSSdave » Sat May 21, 2016 4:06 pm

paul wrote:Aloha might be a contender


Except that it should have more properly been named Aloha Reservoir so does not register as an actual "lake".

Its large surface area is more the result of its dam versus the small ponds and small lakes that once filled that basin. Many decades ago pioneers built small concrete dams on many small high country lakes of streams that would otherwise go dry in late summer, for extra storage. In late summer would gradually drop the level of the over flow gate on such dams and thus provide downstream water for drinking, farming, and trout in rivers. The shore edges of our mountain lakes are their most important biology zone. Such small dams in many cases created ugly dead shore zones with brown rings though most of the shoreline dead trees have long since decayed and fell.

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Re: largest lake in CA with no road access?

Postby balzaccom » Sat May 21, 2016 5:16 pm

Isn't Emigrant (and Huckleberry) in the Emigrant Wilderness bigger than Aloha?
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