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North American Lakes

We are currently studying the 268 large lakes and water bodies listed below. They are listed in alphabetical order. Elevation data are obtained from the Global 30 Arc-Second Elevation Data Set (Data available from the U.S. Geological Survey), and lake areas (if available) are obtained from the Global Lakes and Wetlands Database (Lehner and Döll, 2004). Some lakes have multiple temperature extraction points.

Lake NameLatitude [DD]Longitude [DD]Area [km2]Elevation [m]CountryState/Province
Aberdeen 64.4965 -98.7289 1100 75 Canada Nunavut
Amadjuak 64.95 -71.11 3060 112 Canada Nunavut
Amanka Lake 59.1018 -159.1927 33 9 USA Alaska
Amisk 54.5152 -102.2534 5 293 Canada Saskatchewan
Apopka 28.6236 -81.6217 125 37 USA Florida
Artillery 63.2092 -107.7797 536 359 Canada Northwest Territories
Athabasca 59.47 -109.39 7900 208 Canada Saskatchewan
Atitlan 14.706 -91.19 130 1557 Guatemala Sololá Department
Atlin 59.379 -133.6586 780 670 Canada British Columbia
Aubry 67.3019 -126.4091 379 256 Canada Northwest Territories
Aylmer 64.07 -108.32 808 366 Canada Northwest Territories
Baker 64.1991 -95.3392 780 2 Canada Nunavut
Basin 52.6059 -105.2799 61 509 Canada Saskatchewan
Bear 41.9789 -111.3381 282 1805 USA Utah/Idaho
Bear Lake - USA, SW Alaska 56.0202 -160.2478 2 34 USA Alaska
Bear Lake - USA, North Slope, Alaska 70.0145 -156.7021 2 25 USA Alaska
Becharof Lake 57.9843 -156.6469 1190 5 USA Alaska
Belisario Dominguez 16.0559 -92.4113 760 530 Mexico Chiapas
Big Sandy 54.4454 -104.1141 26 390 Canada Saskatchewan
Big Trout 53.7264 -89.9426 624 206 Canada Onatrio
Birch 64.3601 -121.9307 85 160 Canada Northwest Territories
Black Lake - USA, SW Alaska 56.46 -159.0063 25 7 USA Alaska
Black Lake - Canada, Northwest Territories 59.2084 -105.2096 234 276 Canada Northwest Territories
Blackwater 63.9259 -123.1517 170 217 Canada Northwest Territories
Bluenose 68.3655 -119.6929 520 558 Canada Nunavut
Bras d'Or 45.8312 -60.8481 1099 -77 Canada Nova Scotia
Buffalo 60.204 -115.3931 611 264 Canada Northwest Territories
Calcasieu 29.9011 -93.2914 256 0 USA Louisianna
Calling 55.2434 -113.3062 134 588 Canada Alberta
Candle 53.8399 -105.3304 79 491 Canada Saskatchewan
Unnamed - Canada, Nunavut 68.2665 -116.7122 81.2 229 Canada Nunavut
Canoe 55.1822 -108.2679 8 423 Canada Saskatchewan
Canyon Ferry 46.4155 -111.5297 142 1151 USA Montana
Caratasca 15.3698 -83.8497 1111 3 Honduras Gracias a dios
Cascade 44.5692 -116.1049 120 1469 USA Idaho
Cedar 53.1997 -100.1399 1320 252 Canada Manitoba
Champlain 44.4699 -73.33 1130 26 USA NewYork/Vermont
Chapala 20.2335 -102.9031 1112 1520 Mexico Jalisco
Chila Lagoon 22.2196 -98.0961 56 2 Mexico Vera Cruz
Choke Canyon 28.4932 -98.3028 104 62 USA Texas
Churchill 56.0283 -108.3079 559 415 Canada Saskatchewan
Claire 58.5957 -112.0806 1400 207 Canada Alberta
Clear Lake 39.07 -122.844 180 402 USA California
Clearwater 54.0584 -101.0687 195 257 Canada Manitoba
Cold 54.5542 -110.0751 373 530 Canada Alberta
Colville 67.1643 -125.9713 439 244 Canada Northwest Territories
Contwoyto 65.7269 -110.8792 1034 432 Canada Nunavut
Cormorant 54.2584 -100.8382 285 254 Canada Saskatchewan
Crater Lake 42.942 -122.0983 53 1882 USA Oregon
Crean 54.0784 -106.1554 132 523 Canada Saskatchewan
Crescent Lake 60.3629 -152.8948 16 182 USA Alaska
Cuitzeo 19.9305 -101.1977 350 1832 Mexico Michoacan
Cumberland 54.1063 -102.2665 265 264 Canada Saskatchewan
Dauphin 51.1882 -99.7115 521 258 Canada Manitoba
Davy 58.8596 -108.3037 63 341 Canada Saskatchewan
Deschambault 54.6399 -103.59 542 321 Canada Saskatchewan
Dezadeash 60.4795 -136.9921 45 814 Canada Yukon
Dorantes Lake 22.6228 -98.7255 72 45 Mexico Tamaulipas
Dore 54.7695 -107.2855 616 454 Canada Saskatchewan
Dubawnt 63.173 -101.47 3630 235 Canada Nunavut
Eau Claire 56.0694 -74.101 1250 234 Canada Quebec
Echoing 54.5164 -92.2408 36 184 Canada Onatrio
Emaiksoun Lake 71.2362 -156.7721 2 9 USA Alaska
Ennadai 60.8923 -101.1401 668 310 Canada Nunavut
Falcon 26.6264 -99.1941 339 83 USA Texas
Flathead 47.8718 -114.1083 496 881 USA Montana
Gods 54.7563 -94.2322 1060 177 Canada Manitoba
Goose Lake 41.9495 -120.4299 503 1435 USA California/Oregon
Gordon 56.4834 -110.401 126 452 Canada Alberta
Grand - Canada, New Brunswick 45.9367 -66.0353 100 0 Canada New Brunswick
Grandin 63.9795 -119.1028 192 328 Canada Northwest Territories
Grand - USA, Louisianna 29.8695 -92.7498 104 0 USA Louisianna
Great Bear 66.004 -120.322 31153 156 Canada Northwest Territories
Great Sacandaga 43.1332 -74.1879 108 227 USA New York
Great Salt Lake 41.023 -112.429 4400 1282 USA Utah
Great Slave 61.358 -114.794 28568 156 Canada Northwest Territories
Guillaume Delise 56.2294 -76.3603 700 0 Canada Quebec
Harris 28.7753 -81.8117 54 19 Canada Saskatchewan
Honey 40.2518 -120.3629 190 1218 USA California
Horton 67.4909 -122.3984 108 345 Canada Northwest Territories
Hottah 65.1496 -118.5699 839 180 Canada Northwest Territories
Idavain Lake 58.7614 -155.9162 11 225 USA Alaska
Iliamna Lake 59.537 -155.1155 2622 12 USA Alaska
Imuruk Basin 65.1186 -165.6942 254 1 USA Alaska
Inland Lake 66.4764 -159.8288 190 1 USA Alaska
Izabal 15.4928 -89.1494 590 5 Guatemala Izabal
Jackson 43.9034 -110.6792 103 2062 USA Wyoming
Kaghasuk Lake 60.8982 -163.6896 80 1 USA Alaska
Kakisa 60.914 -117.6578 352 222 Canada Northwest Territories
Kamilukuak 62.3584 -101.5108 638 266 Canada Nunavut
Kaminuricek 62.7998 -95.75 549 156 Canada Nunavut
Kasba 60.326 -102.1141 1320 335 Canada Nunavut
Keller 63.9163 -121.5601 380 246 Canada Northwest Territories
Kingsmere 54.1015 -106.4528 62 353 Canada Saskatchewan
Kistigan 54.6455 -92.5464 100 191 Canada Manitoba
Kluane 61.344 -138.8601 408 781 Canada Yukon
Knee 55.138 -94.5285 200 173 Canada Manitoba
Kukaklek Lake 59.1755 -155.3589 186 247 USA Alaska
Lac Belot 66.9255 -126.2984 302 255 Canada Northwest Territories
Lac De Gras 64.4586 -110.5367 578 449 Canada Northwest Territories
Lac Des Bois 66.8104 -125.2404 469 296 Canada Northwest Territories
Lac Fairbault 58.9882 -71.8952 248 203 Canada Quebec
Lac La Biche 54.896 -112.205 258 538 Canada Alberta
Lac La Plonge 55.1074 -107.2907 257 447 Canada Saskatchewan
Lac La Ronge 55.0027 -105.118 1414 360 Canada Saskatchewan
Lac Maunoir 67.4716 -124.9733 333.18 262 Canada Northwest Territories
Lac Payne 59.4775 -74.3284 513 134 Canada Quebec
Lac Tasiataq 58.7719 -71.7771 88 194 Canada Quebec
Lake Abitibi 48.6737 -79.5493 931 263 Canada Onatrio
Lake Albert 42.6378 -120.2243 148 1300 USA Oregon
Lake Almanor 40.229 -121.105 58 1370 USA California
Lake Brooks 58.5216 -155.8383 64 20 USA Alaska
Lake Clark 60.2999 -154.1112 512 77 USA Alaska
Lake Erie 42.248 -81.148 25821 174 USA Ohio/Pennsylvania
Lake Fort Peck 47.9599 -106.44 989 682 USA Montana
Lake George 29.2665 -81.5964 90 2 USA Florida
Lake Grosvenor 58.6863 -155.2248 89 34 USA Alaska
Lake Huron 44.757 -82.334 59570 176 USA Michigan
Lake Marion 33.4659 -80.2599 450 20 USA South Carolina
Lake McConaughy 41.2256 -101.7287 145 994 USA Nebraska
Lake Mead 36.086 -114.7479 640 372 USA Arizona/Nevada
Lake Mendota 43.1069 -89.4114 39 258 USA Wisconsin
Lake Michigan 42.845 -86.947 58016 176 USA Wisconsin/Illinois/Indiana/
Michigan
Lake Minchumina 63.9053 -152.214 632 195 USA Alaska
Lake Moultrie 33.3078 -80.0656 240 21 USA South Carolina
Lake of the Woods 49.055 -94.889 44 320 USA Minnesota
Lake Okeechobee 26.9272 -80.8006 1900 6 USA Florida
Lake Ontario 43.628 -77.617 19009 75 USA New York
Lake Pend Oreille 48.1614 -116.3342 383 625 USA Idaho
Lake Pontchartrain 30.2016 -90.1396 50 -5 USA Louisianna
Lake Rossignol 44.2252 -65.1575 153 81 Canada Nova Scotia
Lake Saint Clair 42.433 -82.7127 1114 174 USA Michigan
Lake Sakakawea 47.518 -101.8381 1241 559 USA North Dakota
Lake Sam Rayburn 31.1337 -94.2134 463 47 USA Texas
Lake Superior 48.053 -87.097 82367 184 USA Minnesota/Wisconsin/Michigan
Lake Tahoe 39.13 -120.05 499 1896 USA California/Nevada
Lake Washington 47.6074 -122.2607 88 39 USA Washington
Lake Winnebago 44.0253 -88.414 29 227 USA Wisconsin
Lake Winnipesaukee 43.5952 -71.32 560 152 USA New Hampshire
La Loche North 56.5155 -109.5838 180 439 Canada Saskatchewan
Leberge 61.0493 -135.107 198 628 Canada Yukon
Leech Lake 47.1432 -94.4037 451 392 USA Minnesota
Le Grande Riviere 53.8421 -75.4277 1000 249 Canada Quebec
Lenore 52.5106 -104.9731 78 521 Canada Saskatchewan
Lesser Slave 55.4517 -115.095 1170 571 Canada Alberta
Little Sachigo 54.1649 -92.2384 102 233 Canada Onatrio
Livingston 30.7448 -95.1465 336 38 USA Texas
Loon Lake 70.4525 -156.949 3 10 USA Alaska
Louise 62.3281 -146.5416 60 719 USA Alaska
Lower Ugashik Lake 57.533 -156.8766 187 3 USA Alaska
MacKay 63.9554 -111.2757 976 402 Canada Northwest Territories
Mahoney 65.5113 -125.3747 0.21 210 Canada Northwest Territories
Malheur 43.3306 -118.7927 235 1244 USA Oregon
Mallery 63.9417 -98.4246 413 135 Canada Nunavut
Managua 12.3752 -86.3607 1040 43 Nicaragua Managua/Leon
Manitoba 50.418 -98.294 4610 246 Canada Manitoba
Martre 63.452 -118.1945 1690 265 Canada Northwest Territories
Martre R Gomez 26.2351 -98.9487 144 73 USA Texas
Maurepas 30.2527 -90.504 240 2 USA Louisianna
Melville 53.6935 -59.618 3069 -81 Canada New Brunswick
Mille Lacs 46.2398 -93.6501 540 377 USA Minnesota
Millwood 33.7298 -93.9635 118 80 USA Arkansas
Mistassini 50.8194 -73.8111 2115 371 Canada Quebec
Mistastin 55.9049 -63.2539 145 331 Canada New Brunswick
Molson 54.2208 -96.825 400 217 Canada Manitoba
Mono Lake 38.013 -118.965 180 1946 USA California
Montreal 54.3559 -105.6457 445 487 Canada Saskatchewan
Moosehead 45.64 -69.6557 305 311 USA Maine
MoserBay 57.0916 -154.3982 170 1 USA Alaska
Mosquito 62.5728 -103.3728 32 292 Canada Northwest Territories
Nagagami 49.4074 -85.0179 18 295 Canada Onatrio
Naknek Lake 58.5132 -155.5609 630 13 USA Alaska
Nettiling 66.76 -70.72 5066 30 Canada Nunavut
Nicaragua 11.371 -85.209 8150 32 Nicaragua Masaya/Granada/Boaco/
Chontales/Rio San Juan/Rivas
Niglaktak Lake 66.5948 -159.9399 13 1 USA Alaska
Nipigon 49.728 -88.637 4510 257 Canada Onatrio
Nipissing 46.2741 -79.6655 855 192 Canada Onatrio
Nonvianuk Lake 59.0065 -155.4303 108 189 USA Alaska
North Moose 54.1295 -100.1703 420 253 Canada Manitoba
North Trout 46.0642 -89.6591 4 490 USA Wisconsin
Nueltin 60.3964 -99.601 2279 277 Canada Nunavut
Nulvororok Lake 66.8847 -161.6464 10 1 USA Alaska
Nunavakpak Lake 60.8048 -162.6225 136 11 USA Alaska
Nunavaugaluk Lake 59.1897 -158.8962 80 9 USA Alaska
Nuyakuk Lake 59.9353 -158.7719 300 95 USA Alaska
Oneida 43.1921 -75.8832 207 110 USA New York
Pakwash 50.7631 -93.4843 87 345 Canada Onatrio
Pasfield 58.3707 -105.3355 236 402 Canada Saskatchewan
Pelican 52.4671 -100.3262 10 254 Canada Manitoba
Perlas 12.4997 -83.7098 240 4 Nicaragua Zelaya
Peter Pond 56.0259 -108.9216 552 415 Canada Saskatchewan
Presa El Cuchillo 25.7013 -99.3078 444 152 Mexico Nuevo Leon
Primrose 54.928 -109.7015 18 595 Canada Saskatchewan
Princess Mary 63.949 -97.5393 524 115 Canada Nunavut
Pyramid Lake 40.101 -119.59 453 1165 USA Nevada
Red Deer 52.955 -101.3541 21 259 Canada Manitoba
Red Lake 47.9629 -95.1087 1170 354 USA Minnesota
Reindeer 57.573 -102.149 6500 335 Canada Saskatchewan
Robert S Kerr 35.353 -94.8601 174 146 USA Oklahoma
Rockinghorse 65.8951 -112.3858 144 450 Canada Nunavut
Ross R Barnett 32.445 -90.0268 130 89 USA Mississippi
Sachigo 53.806 -92.1138 365 244 Canada Quebec
Salton Sea 33.245 -115.725 974 -68 USA California
Salvador 29.7228 -90.2494 181 7 USA Louisianna
Sandy Lake 56.1519 -159.938 2 60 USA Alaska
Sebago 43.8688 -70.5755 145 79 USA Maine
Selawik Lake 66.4748 -160.522 1046 1 USA Alaska
Semmens 55.0536 -94.1588 88 171 Canada Manitoba
Shogvik Lake 66.6576 -160.0857 14 1 USA Alaska
Simcoe 44.4446 -79.3515 725 216 Canada Quebec
Skilak Lake 60.4252 -150.3738 99 60 USA Alaska
Smallwood 54.153 -64.006 6475 467 Canada New Brunswick
Smoothstone 54.645 -106.8622 367 475 Canada Saskatchewan
Snowbird 60.678 -102.951 490 358 Canada Northwest Territories
Southern Indian 57.3352 -98.3549 2391 258 Canada Manitoba
South Henik 61.4699 -97.4401 513 184 Canada Nunavut
St. Jean 48.5627 -71.9693 1053 97 Canada Quebec
Stuart 54.4927 -124.4724 358 677 Canada British Columbia
Suggi 54.3684 -102.7642 128 289 Canada Saskatchewan
Summer 42.8272 -120.7513 101 1262 USA Oregon
Swan 52.4083 -100.667 330 257 Canada Manitoba
Takijuq 66.2294 -113.1283 416 396 Canada Northwest Territories
Takslesluk Lake 61.0678 -162.8321 84 12 USA Alaska
Tamialtua 21.6596 -97.57 646 1 Mexico Vera Cruz
Tathlina 60.5457 -117.4914 573 277 Canada Northwest Territories
Tatinnai 60.95 -97.6963 187 208 Canada Nunavut
Tawakoni 32.858 -95.9517 149 134 USA Texas
Tazlina 61.9022 -146.4957 158 544 USA Alaska
Tebesjuak 63.7288 -98.8656 500 144 Canada Nunavut
Teshekpuk Lake 70.6022 -153.6121 830 1 USA Alaska
Tetlin 63.0885 -142.7598 68 504 USA Alaska
Texoma 33.893 -96.6797 360 191 USA Texas/Oklahoma
Tobin 53.5563 -103.506 0.86 309 Canada Saskatchewan
Tohopekaliga 28.1627 -81.3618 92 14 USA Florida
Toledo Bend 31.2887 -93.6529 749 52 USA Texas/Louisianna
Torch Lake 44.9594 -85.3015 76 175 USA Michigan
Trembleur 54.8518 -125.0561 116 682 Canada British Columbia
Trout - Canada, Northwest Territories 60.5047 -121.2879 505 494 Canada Northwest Territories
Trout - Canada, Ontario 51.1978 -93.3399 150 395 Canada Onatrio
Trout Lake 46.0325 -89.668 16 490 USA Wisconsin
Tuklomarak Lake 66.4468 -160.0788 22 1 USA Alaska
Tulemalu 62.9546 -99.3507 668 279 Canada Nunavut
Turquoise Lake 60.7889 -153.948 15 763 USA Alaska
Tusikvoak 71.0828 -156.123 34 4 USA Alaska
Tustumena Lake 60.2146 -150.9121 296 33 USA Alaska
Tutna Lake 60.3444 -155.3326 12 273 USA Alaska
Twin Lakes 60.6434 -153.8442 165 604 USA Alaska
Ualik Lake 59.0887 -159.4352 39 17 USA Alaska
Upper Klamath 42.3919 -121.8768 206 1260 USA Oregon
Upper Ugashik Lake 57.6342 -156.7432 213 4 USA Alaska
Utah 40.2015 -111.8157 392 1372 USA Utah
Utikuma 55.8498 -115.435 288 635 Canada Alberta
Vicente Guerrero 23.9823 -98.7466 10 127 Mexico Tamaulipas
Walker Lake - USA, Alaska 67.0835 -154.3034 0.45 194 USA Alaska
Walker Lake - USA, Nevada 38.715 -118.713 130 1208 USA Nevada
Wapawekka 54.9198 -104.6696 243 369 Canada Saskatchewan
Weagamow 52.8935 -91.3611 183 287 Canada Onatrio
Wellesley 62.3602 -139.7831 72 578 Canada Yukon
Wharton 64.1012 -99.8786 413 138 Canada Nunavut
White 29.7246 -92.5003 241 0 USA Louisianna
Whitefish Bay 46.6322 -84.8813 1365 112 USA Michigan
Windigo 52.5913 -91.4974 2 340 USA Onatrio
Winnibigoshish 47.429 -94.2087 249 391 USA Minnesota
Winnipeg 53.398 -98.397 23750 215 Canada Manitoba
Winnipegosis 52.666 -99.865 5150 251 Canada Manitoba
Wollasten 58.2298 -103.4501 2681 395 Canada Saskatchewan
Yathkyed 62.7496 -98.1187 2227 82 Canada Nunavut
Yellowstone 44.4748 -110.3458 350 2359 USA Wyoming