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Malheur Lake
Satellite image of Harney Lake (left) and Malheur Lake (right)
Location Harney County, Oregon, USA
Coordinates 43°19′58″N 118°47′35″W / 43.33267°N 118.793106°W / 43.33267; -118.793106Coordinates: 43°19′58″N 118°47′35″W / 43.33267°N 118.793106°W / 43.33267; -118.793106
Lake type Endorheic
Primary inflows Donner und Blitzen River, Silvies River
Primary outflows ground seepage, evaporation
Basin countries United States

Malheur Lake is a lake in an arid region of eastern Oregon, United States near Burns, Oregon. The lake is fed by Donner und Blitzen River from the south and the Silvies River from the north. Malheur Lake has no outlet, though water escapes through ground seepage and by evaporation; widespread regional irrigation may or may not have an effect. At the bottom of Harney Basin, also Harney Lake is a "twin" which, historically, merges with Malheur Lake when the water levels rise sufficiently. This last happened in the mid-1980s.

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Malheur Lake
File:Harney and Malheur
Satellite image of Harney Lake (left) and Malheur Lake (right)
Location Harney County, Oregon, USA
Coordinates 43°19′58″N 118°47′35″W / 43.33267°N 118.793106°W / 43.33267; -118.793106Coordinates: 43°19′58″N 118°47′35″W / 43.33267°N 118.793106°W / 43.33267; -118.793106
Lake type Endorheic
Primary inflows Donner und Blitzen River, Silvies River
Primary outflows ground seepage, evaporation
Basin countries United States

Malheur Lake is a lake in an arid region of eastern Oregon, United States near Burns, Oregon. The lake is fed by Donner und Blitzen River from the south and the Silvies River from the north. Malheur Lake has no outlet, though water escapes through ground seepage and by evaporation; widespread regional irrigation may or may not have an effect. At the bottom of Harney Basin, also Harney Lake is a "twin" which, historically, merges with Malheur Lake when the water levels rise sufficiently. This last happened in the mid-1980s.

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