Crater Lake

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crater lake

[′krād·ər ‚lāk]
(hydrology)
A fresh-water lake formed by the accumulation of rain and groundwater in a caldera or crater.
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Crater Lake

 

a lake in the southern Cascades in the USA (Oregon). Situated at an elevation of 1,880 m in the crater of the extinct Mazama volcano. Area, approximately 52 sq km; depths, up to 600 m. The lake is fed by rain and snow and has no inlet or outlet. The water is bright blue; the multicolored banks are 150–600 m high. Crater Lake attracts many tourists with its exceptional beauty. It is located in a national park.

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