Lakes Online
Share |
Lakes Online
LAKES RIVERS MARINAS NEWS HOUSES EVENTS CLASSIFIEDS MAPS
1,637 Lakes:
Lake Store

Lakes Online

LakesOnline.com is a resource for lake and reservoir information. We currently have 1637 lake sites in the United States. Lakes Online is the largest online community for lake enthusiasts. Comprising of free memberships, members can participate in free boat classifieds, news and level alerts, forums, photo sharing and much more. Find your favorite lake and become a member. It's a good way to meet your lake neighbors!
Alabama (83)
Alaska (52)
Arizona (25)
Arkansas (69)
California (55)
Colorado (36)
Connecticut (25)
Delaware (5)
Florida (89)
Georgia (41)
Idaho (11)
Illinois (69)
Indiana (29)
Iowa (14)
Kansas (11)
Kentucky (14)
Louisiana (29)
FEATURED LAKE

Walker Lake is a natural lake, 50.3 mile in area, in the Great Basin in western Nevada in the United States. It is 18 miles long and 7 miles wide, located in northwestern Mineral County along the eastern side of the Wassuk Range, approximately 75 miles southeast of Reno. The lake is fed from the north by the Walker River and has no natural outlet except absorption and evaporation. The community of Walker Lake, Nevada, is found along the southwest shore.

The area around the lake has long been inhabited by the Paiute. Beginning in the mid-19th century the introduction of agriculture upstream of Walker Lake has resulted in the water from the Walker River and its tributaries being diverted for irrigation. These diversions have resulted in a severe drop in the level of the lake. According the USGS, the level dropped approximately 140 ft between 1882 and 1994. By October 1, 2012, the lake level was 3,923.2 feet above sea level. This is the lowest lake elevation since measurement began in 1882.
The decline of the lake's fishery is having a dramatic impact on the species of birds using the lake. By 2009, the town of Hawthorne canceled its Loon Festival because the lake, once a major stopover point for migratory loons, could no longer provide enough chub and other small fish to attract many loons.

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has been acquiring water rights to benefit the lake and has submitted applications to the Nevada State Engineer to transfer the water downstream to benefit the lake.

Lakes Online Website for Walker Lake: Walker.LakesOnline.com.

TOP 10 LAKES ONLINE BY MEMBERS
1. Lake Martin (AL) 8,018 Members
2. Lake Lanier (GA) 2,733 Members
3. Logan Martin Lake (AL) 2,029 Members
4. Smith Lake (AL) 1,874 Members
5. Weiss Lake (AL GA) 1,637 Members
6. Lake Travis (TX) 1,330 Members
7. Lake Hartwell (GA SC) 1,131 Members
8. Lake Conroe (TX) 689 Members
9. Table Rock Lake (MO) 622 Members
10. Lake Eufaula (AL GA) 617 Members

Current Daily Streamflow Conditions
High
90th percentile
75th - 89th percentile
25th - 74th percentile
10th - 24th percentile
10th percentile
Low
Not ranked

The colored dots on this map depict streamflow conditions as a percentile, which is computed from the period of record for the current day of the year. Only stations with at least 30 years of record are used. The gray circles indicate other stations that were not ranked in percentiles either because they have fewer than 30 years of record or because they report parameters other than streamflow. Some stations, for example, measure stage only.
U.S. Daily Streamflow Conditions