Black Lake (Louisiana)


Black Lake (Louisiana)

Infobox lake
lake_name = Black Lake
image_lake =
caption_lake =
image_bathymetry =
caption_bathymetry=
location =
coords = coord|31.9574|N|93.0466|W|type:waterbody_region:US_source:gnis|display=inline,title
type =
inflow = Black Lake Bayou
outflow = Red River
catchment =
basin_countries = United States
length = convert|5|mi|km
width = convert|1.8|mi|km
area = about convert|7000|acre|km2
depth =
max-depth =
volume =
residence_time =
shore =
elevation = convert|102|ft|m|abbr=on
islands =
cities = Creston, Goldonna, Clarence, Campti
frozen =

Black Lake is a reservoir that sets between Creston and Campti in north Louisiana. [ [http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=%22Black%20Lake%22%20Louisiana&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl Google Maps ] ] [ [http://www.fishinglouisiana.com/area1/ Area 1 - Fishing Louisiana ] ] Water feeds into Black Lake from Black Lake Bayou--Which is a watershed that extends from North of Gibsland and south to Clarence, Louisiana [ [http://cfpub.epa.gov/surf/huc.cfm?huc_code=11140209 Black Lake Bayou Watershed - 11140209 | Surf Your Watershed | US EPA ] ] --Through the parishes of Claiborne Parish, Webster Parish, Bienville Parish, Red River Parish and Natchitoches Parish. The elevation of the lake is convert|102|ft|m. Hwy 9 runs across Black Lake--On the west side of Hwy 9 the body of water is called Black Lake--the east is called Clear Lake or Clear Lake Bayou. The Clear Lake side is near another body of water: Saline Lake. Between Clear Lake and Saline Lake is the Alan Chiverly Dam, constructed in 1934. Road 1226 also runs between the lakes. [ [http://findlakes.com/black_lake_9_louisiana_vacation.htm Black Lake ] ]

People who live around Black Lake use the Campti and Clarence ZIP Codes which are 71411 and 71414 and are in the Lakeview Jr/Sr school district. There is also boat launches and camp grounds for fishing and recreation.

Landscape

Black Lake is wide in some places such as at the Hwy 9 bridge and tight in other places because of the growth of Cyprus trees. There's channels cut into the lake that allow clearance for boats. Boats stay in the channels or risk grounding the bottom of the boat on tree stumps. The aquatic vegetation such as moss, seaweed and algae are also visible at surface level.

Geography

The latitude and longitude coordinates for Black Lake are 31.9574, -93.0466 and the altitude is 102 feet (31 m). [ [http://www.fishingworks.com/lakes/louisiana/natchitoches/campti/black-lake/ Black Lake Fishing in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana | Fishing Works ] ]

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