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Twin Lakes, Colorado

lakeTwin Lakes
countryUnited States
surface area6 km2
maximum depth31 m
average depth13 m
lake typeNatural, dammed
catchment area272 km2
altitude2,805 m
volume0.07 km3
shore length11 km
mixing typeDimictic
residence time1,020 days
frozenDecember to May
average discharge0.8 m3 / sec.

Twin Lakes Information and Facts

Twin Lakes is a dimictic natural, dammed lake that covers a surface area of 6 km2 (2 mi2), has an average depth of 13 meters (41 feet), and reaches a maximum depth of 31 meters (100 feet). Twin Lakes boasts a total water volume of 0.07 km3 (56,750 acre-feet), and has a total shore line of 11 kilometers (6 miles). The lake, which sits at an elevation of 2,805 meters (9,203 feet), drains a whatershed that covers 272 km2 (105 mi2) and has a residence time of 1,020 days (3 years).

Twin Lakes Fish Species

Brown trout