Big Stone Lake

Big Stone Lake

      source of the Minnesota River in the U.S., on the Minnesota–South Dakota border, 300 miles (480 km) west-northwest of Minneapolis. Once part of the southern outlet of the extinct glacial Lake Agassiz, its name comes from red granite outcrops in the vicinity. Its waters are impounded in a narrow spillway by the delta of the Whetstone River. The lake is 26 miles (42 km) long and 0.75 to 1.25 miles (1.2 to 2 km) wide, has an area of 17 square miles (44 square km), and at 962 feet (293 m) is the lowest point in South Dakota. Its level is raised by water diversion from the Whetstone River and regulated by a dam at its outlet near Ortonville. The lake is used as a storage reservoir for spring floodwaters, which otherwise might inundate the Minnesota River valley.

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  • Big Stone Lake State Park — Geobox|Protected area name = Big Stone Lake State Park category = Minnesota State Park category iucn = V image caption = country = United States country state = Minnesota state state type = State region type = County region = Big Stone city type …   Wikipedia

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  • Big Stone County — Verwaltung US Bundesstaat: Minnesota Verwaltungssitz: Ortonville Adresse des Verwaltungssitzes: County Courthouse 20 SE 2nd Street Ortonville, MN 56278 1544 Gründung: 20. Februar 1862 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Ortonville Township, Big Stone County, Minnesota — Ortonville Township, Minnesota   Township   …   Wikipedia

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