Liberty Lake (Washington)

Liberty Lake is a lake in Spokane County in the U.S. state of Washington. The lake is located about 800 feet (0.25 km) south of the eponymous city, and is a popular fishing spot. The lake is part of the Spokane Valley–Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer.[4] Besides the aquifer, the only outflow is a small unnamed stream that ends at a small ephemeral pond a little over 1 mile (1.9 km) to the North.

Liberty Lake
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Aerial view of Liberty Lake
Location of Liberty Lake in Washington, USA.
Location of Liberty Lake in Washington, USA.
Liberty Lake
Location of Liberty Lake in Washington, USA.
Location of Liberty Lake in Washington, USA.
Liberty Lake
Coordinates47°38′43″N 117°04′41″W / 47.6451538°N 117.0780555°W / 47.6451538; -117.0780555Coordinates: 47°38′43″N 117°04′41″W / 47.6451538°N 117.0780555°W / 47.6451538; -117.0780555[1]
Lake typeopen lake
Primary inflowsLiberty Creek
Primary outflows
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)[2]
Average depth25 ft (7.6 m)[3]
Max. depth30 ft (9.1 m)[3]
Residence time3 Years[4]
Shore length14.4 miles (7.1 km)[4]
Surface elevation2,053 feet (626 m)[2]
Islands1
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Native fish speciesEdit

Liberty lake has a fishing season that lasts from March 1 to October 31. Early fishing in the month of March yields good results for the elusive brown trout. As the water warms, other fish such as the largemouth and smallmouth bass, and yellow perch become more prevalent. Other fish dwelling in the lake include black crappie, bluegill, brown bullhead, channel catfish, rainbow trout, and walleye.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Feature Detail Report for: Liberty Lake (ID:1506148)". United States Board of Geographic Names. Retrieved March 17, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Liberty Lake". Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Liberty Lake (Fishing Map : US_WA_01506148)". Bist LLC. Retrieved March 17, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Liberty Lake Washington". Idaho Washington Aquifer Collaborative. Retrieved March 17, 2018.