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Blue Lake (Multnomah County)

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Water lilies from the Fishing Dock, Blue Lake (bobcat)


Blue Lake is a natural lake and, like its twin, Fairview Lake, is fed by underground springs. Blue Lake Regional Park is on its north shore. The lake is in the Columbia River Floodplain and was seasonally replenished by overflow from the river. However, the dike along which Marine Drive now runs prevents that kind of inflow and rainfall and springs are the major feeders of the lake. The north shore is more shallow than the south shore and there are often issues with water quality, such as toxic algae blooms, especially in the summer.

Crawfish live in the lake, and there are also nonnative fish, such as bass, bluegill, and carp.

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bobcat (creator)

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