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Red Lake (Minnesota)

Red Lake
Lower Red Lake on July 2, 2010
Location Beltrami County, Minnesota,
United States
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Basin countries United States
Surface area 1,106 square kilometres (427 sq mi)

Red Lake (translated from the Ojibwe language Miskwaagamiiwi-zaaga'igan: Lake with its liquid [water] be colored red) is a lake in Beltrami County in northern Minnesota.

It is the largest natural freshwater lake located entirely within Minnesota,[1] and the 16th largest lake in the United States. The lake is separated into two sections by a peninsula on the eastern side that almost bisects it in the middle. Total size is 440 square miles, with a maximum depth of 84 feet. The community of Ponemah lies on the peninsula. The two parts of the lake are known as Upper Red Lake and Lower Red Lake. Lower Red Lake lies entirely within the Red Lake Indian Reservation.

References

  1. ^ Lakes, United States Department of the Interior, Retrieved March 8, 2012
  • Red Lake: Blocks 1984 and 1996 thru 1998, Census Tract 9505; Blocks 1998 and 2996 thru 2999, Census Tract 9508; Beltrami County, Minnesota United States Census Bureau\


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