Clear Lake

Quick Facts: Clear Lake
Country: USA
State: California
Max. length: 19 mi (31 km)
Max width: 8 mi (13 km)
Surface area: 68 sq mi (180 km²)
Avg. Depth: 27 ft (8.2 m)
Max. depth: 60 ft (18 m)
Water volume: 1.42467152 km³
Surface elevation: 1.329 ft (405 m)
Primary inflows: Forbes Creek Morrison Creek Seigler Canyon Creek Shindler Creek Kelsey Creek
Primary outflows: Cache Creek

Clear Lake is the largest body of fresh water wholly within California, is a popular recreation area offering excellent fishing. Located in Lake county, 80 miles (130 km) north of San Francisco, it is about 20 miles (32 km) long and varies in width from 1 to 10 miles (11/2 to 16 km). Mountains around the lake rise to a height of some 4,000 feet (1,200 meters). Clear Lake State Park and Lakeport, the county seat, are situated on its western shore.

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