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Pacific Tarn

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Basin countries  United States
Max. width  464 ft (141 m)
Max. depth  28 ft (8.5 m)
Area  2 ha
Width  141 m
Max. length  560 ft (170 m)
Surface area  4.7 acres (1.9 ha)
Surface elevation  4,090 m
Length  275.2 km
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Location  Summit County, Colorado, United States
Similar  Pacific Peak, Rocky Mountains, Crystal Peak, Fletcher Mountain, Breckenridge 100

Pacific Tarn is a small lake located in the Colorado Rocky Mountains in the United States. It is notable for its 13,420 foot (4,090 m) elevation, making it the highest lake in the United States whose name is recognized by the United States Board on Geographic Names.

Map of Pacific Tarn, Colorado 80424, USA

The lake sits atop the broad eastern ridge of Pacific Peak in the Tenmile Range.

Efforts to name the lake were spearheaded by Carl Drews, a Boulder, Colorado resident who organized an expedition to the lake in 2002 to measure the size, depth and water chemistry. The lake remained unnamed until January 8, 2004, when the United States Board of Geographic Names officially approved the name Pacific Tarn for the lake.

References

Pacific Tarn Wikipedia


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