Blue Lake

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Blue Lake
Locally Used Name Blue Lake
Area 1,225 acres
Access Summary Accessed via the Blue Lake Road on the Sitka Road System. Vehicle access is seasonal.
Containing Landform Blue Lake Watershed,
Elevation 342 ft104.242 m
Max Depth 500 ft
Primary Outflow Sawmill Creek
Water Flows To Sawmill Cove

The current elevation of Blue Lake is approximately 350 feet. Its outflow is called Sawmill Creek which drains into Sawmill Cove. Prior to the construction of a dam for hydroelectric power generation, the lake was much smaller. Currently the city of Sitka is proposing to raise the dam height, thereby increasing the size of the lake significantly.

Feeder Streams: South Falls, Sheldon Creek, Blue Lake Creek, Becky Creek, North Falls, Brad Creek

Outlet Stream: Sawmill Creek