Lakes of Oregon, Volume 4: Clackamas County

Open-File Report
Prepared in cooperation with the Oregon State Water Resources Department



An inventory of lakes and reservoirs of Oregon is essential for a complete evaluation of the total surface-water supply of the State and to provide a basis for answering questions about Oregon's lakes. Much of the information on lakes and reservoirs previously collected by Federal and State agencies has never been published. Those data were compiled and used as a basis for collecting additional information. This report provides information for use by city, county, and State planning groups as well as for sportsmen, tourists, and others interested in preserving the recreational value of Oregon's lakes.

Because of the large number of lakes and reservoirs in Oregon, a single report covering the State would be bulky. Therefore, the lake information is being issued in several volumes on a county or multicounty basis. Volume 1, released in 1973, covered Clatsop, Columbia, and Tillamook Counties; volume 2 (1974 included Benton, Lincoln, and Polk Counties; and volume 3 (1975) included Hood River, Multnomah, Washington, and Yamhill Counties. Clackamas County was selected for volume 4. (See figure 1.)

In addition to office compilation of existing data, each lake was visited. Most visits were made in summer or early fall when lakes were most accessible and when water temperature and biological activity were near maximum.

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Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Unnumbered Series
Title Lakes of Oregon, Volume 4: Clackamas County
Series title Open-File Report
DOI 10.3133/70199342
Year Published 1976
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Description iii, 76 p.
Country United States
State Oregon
County Clackamas County