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Old 09-14-2016, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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As far as "Urban" lakes go, Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in New York's central park is probably the most Urban.
it's 106 acres so not as large as Lake Union or Lake Merritt but still notable.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacque...ssis_Reservoir
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Old 09-14-2016, 10:01 PM
 
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I found a new largest developed lake, Lake Lanier out side Atlanta, it is 59 sq mi and 256 ft deep.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Lanier
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.2418.../data=!3m1!1e3
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Old 09-15-2016, 08:34 PM
 
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Not the largest but one that can be added to the list, Lake Crabtree in Cary/Raleigh.





https://www.google.com/maps/place/La...!4d-78.7952218

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Lake Crabtree is a 520-acre (2.1 km2) reservoir in Cary, North Carolina. In order to alleviate the possibility of flooding, it was constructed in 1989 by the Natural Resources Conservation Service via damming the Crabtree Creek. It is currently within the Lake Crabtree County Park and provides sailing and recreation opportunities to nearby residents.
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Old 09-15-2016, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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What are the largest lakes that are urban/suburban? What I mean is that the entire coastline of the lake is surrounded by urban/suburban area, with no rural or wild areas. Of course there can be parks/protected land on the coast line, but it needs to be clearly surrounded by the city/cities. I was looking at satellite images and it seems that many cities don't have large lakes. Yes there are the cities on the great lakes such as Chicago, but it's not completely surrounded by cities/suburbs.

The largest one I found so far is Lake Washington surrounded by the cities of Seattle, Renton, Newcastle, Bellevue, Medina, Hunts Point, Yarrow Point, Kirkland, Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, and Mercer Island.

It has a surface area of 33.8 sq mi, a length of 22 mi, and a max depth of 214ft.

Lake Washington https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Washington


Another large one is Lake Sammamish, not far away, surrounded by the cities of Bellevue, Issaquah, Sammamish, and Redmond.

It has a surface area of 7.7 sq mi, a length of 7.3 mi, and a max depth of 105 ft.

Lake Sammamish https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Sammamish


The largest one I found out side of the Seattle area is Lake Minnetonka, it is in the greater Minneapolis area surrounded by the cities of Minnetonka, Woodland, Deephaven, Greenwood, Excelsior, Shorewood, Tonka Bay, Mound, Spring Park, Minnetonka Beach, Orono, and Wayzata.

It has a surface area of 22.7 sq mi, and a max depth of 113 ft.

Lake Minnetonka https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Minnetonka


lets make the cut off point at 5 sq mi (3,200 acres)

also if you feel like sharing a lake that isn't extremely large, but very urban you can do that as well such as Lake Union in Seattle.

It has a surface area of 0.9 sq mi and a maximum depth of 50 ft.

Lake Union https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Union
Lake Union is the only one of these I consider 'urban'. The others are suburban areas around a lake.
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Old 09-16-2016, 05:32 PM
 
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Lare Ontario should count. Most of its shore has housing and development.
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Old 09-16-2016, 07:19 PM
 
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Lare Ontario should count. Most of its shore has housing and development.
same with the Pacific Ocean what with all those ports and bays and such
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Old 09-16-2016, 07:52 PM
 
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same with the Pacific Ocean what with all those ports and bays and such
No, Alaska and Siberia disqualify it.
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Old 09-16-2016, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Lare Ontario should count. Most of its shore has housing and development.
After taking a closer look, it is a lot more developed than I was expecting, it's still has quite a bit of undeveloped land though particularly in the eastern half, but still ver developed for its size. Not sure if it should count, but definitely an honorable mention.
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Old 12-24-2017, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Chicago has Lake Calumet, I think. Some of the Chain-o'-Lakes lakes in northern McHenry/Lake Counties could also be up there, since they're surrounded by gated communities and beachfront properties.
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Old 12-26-2017, 06:21 PM
 
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The urban lakes in MSP are smaller. The Chain of Lakes in Minneapolis are surrounded by the wealthiest neighborhoods of Minneapolis but each lake isn't that big in itself.

Minnetonka is the largest in the metro and it's suburban.

Detroit has suburban lakes in the Northwest metro but they aren't that big.
Detroit also has Lake St. Clair.
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