LARGEST - Man-Made Lake in the United States
Posted by: BruceS
N 47° 29.555 W 101° 23.544
14T E 319799 N 5262679
Quick Description: The sign states that Lake Sakakawea is the larges man-made lake in the United States. However other sources indicate Lake Mead and Lake Powell. These lake all vary in size depending on the flow through the dams.
Location: North Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 11/22/2007 7:36:42 PM
Waymark Code: WM2MV5
Lake Sakakawea stretches 178 miles from Garrison Dam to Williston, North Dakota. Garrison dam measuring 2.5 miles long and .5 miles wide at the base is the fifth largest earthen dam in the world.
Type of documentation of superlative status: Marker at lake
Location of coordinates: Overlook on east end of dam where sign is
Web Site: [Web Link]
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