Bald Eagle lake

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Bald Eagle is a natural lake located in Oakland County, Michigan.

Lake Area: 149 acres

Island: 24 acres

Lake Surface: 125 acres

Max. Depth: 26 feet

Mean Depth: 7.3 feet

Shoreline: 14,863 feet

Islands have 8485 feet of shoreline.

Elevation: 970 feet above sea level.

Statistics Ice in-out and clarity

The lake level is contolled by a drain (weir) that was first built in 1929. Read more about its development.

The lake has no visible inlets. The outlet is located on the north end of the lake. Water from Bald Eagle Lake flows into Kearsley Creek. Kearsley Creek joins the Flint River at Flint, Michigan. The Flint River joins the Shiawassee River south of Saginaw. The Shiawassee River flows into Saginaw Bay at Bay City.

The size of the watershed, which is the land area that contributes water to the lake, but does not include the lake, is 412 acres. The drainage area, which includes the lake and the watershed, is 537 acres. The watershed to lake ratio is 3.3 to 1, which is on the low side of normal for a Michigan inland lake. The lake flushes about once every 2.4 years, on an average.

The longitude and latitude of the 26-foot deep hole is 83 26.535W and 42 49.318N.