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385. Water Areas for Selected Major Bodies of Water: 1990

[Includes only that portion of body of water under the jurisdiction of the United States, excluding Hawaii. One square mile=2.59 square kilometers]

 
AREA
BODY OF WATER
AND STATE Sq. mi. Sq. km.
 
Atlantic coast water bodies:
  Chesapeake Bay (MD-VA)................................ 2,747 7,115
  Pamlico Sound (NC)................................... 1,622 4,200
  Long Island Sound (CT-NY)................................ 914 2,368
  Delaware Bay (DE-NJ)................................ 614 1,591
  Cape Cod Bay (MA).................................... 598 1,548
  Albemarle Sound (NC)................................ 492 1,274
  Biscayne Bay (FL)....................................... 218 565
  Buzzards Bay (MA)....................................... 215 558
  Tangier Sound (MD-VA)................................ 172 445
  Currituck Sound (NC)................................ 116 301
  Pocomoke Sound (MD-VA)................................ 111 286
  Chincoteague Bay (MD-VA)................................ 105 272
  Great South Bay (NY)................................ 94 243
  Core Sound (NC)............................................. 88 229
 
Gulf Coast Water Bodies:
  Mississippi Sound (AL-LA-MS)................................ 813 2,105
  Laguna Madre (TX)......................................... 733 1,897
  Lake Pontchartrain (LA)................................ 631 1,635
  Florida Bay (FL).............................................. 616 1,596
  Breton Sound (LA).......................................... 511 1,323
  Mobile Bay (AL).............................................. 310 802
  Lake Borgne (LA-MS)................................ 271 702
  Matagorda Bay (TX).................................... 253 656
  Atchafalaya Bay (LA)................................... 245 635
  Galveston Bay (TX)....................................... 236 611
  Tampa Bay (FL)............................................. 212 549
  Vermilion Bay (LA).......................................... 189 489
  Corpus Christi Bay (TX)................................ 151 392
  West Cote Blanche Bay (LA)................................ 146 378
  Trinity Bay (TX)................................................ 129 335
  Choctawhatchee Bay (FL)................................ 122 315
  San Antonio Bay (TX)................................ 118 306
  Timbalier Bay (LA)........................................ 112 291
  Charlotte Harbor (FL)................................ 112 291
  Aransas Bay (TX)........................................... 104 268
  Apalachicola Bay (FL)................................ 101 262
  Terrebonne Bay (LA)................................ 99 256
  East Cote Blanche Bay (LA)................................ 94 243
  St George Sound (FL)................................ 93 240
  Sabine Lake (LA-TX)................................ 89 229
  White Lake (LA).................................................... 85 221
  Old Tampa Bay (FL)...................................... 83 214
  Bon Secour Bay (AL)................................ 79 204
  Pine Island Sound (FL)................................ 75 194
 
Pacific coast water bodies:
  Puget Sound (WA)......................................... 808 2,092
  San Francisco Bay (CA)................................ 264 684
  Willapa Bay (WA)............................................ 125 325
  Hood Canal (WA).......................................... 117 303
 
Interior water bodies
  Lake Michigan (IL-IN-MI-WI)................................ 22,342 57,866
  Lake Superior (MI-MN-WI) 1................................ 20,557 53,243
  Lake Huron (MI) 1............................................ 8,800 22,792
  Lake Erie (MI-NY-OH-PA) 1................................ 5,033 13,036
  Lake Ontario (NY) 1.................................... 3,446 8,926
  Great Salt Lake (UT)...................................... 1,836 4,756
  Green Bay (MI-WI)........................................ 1,396 3,617
  Lake Okeechobee (FL)................................ 663 1,717
  Lake Sakakawea (ND)................................ 563 1,459
  Lake Oahe (ND-SD)......................................... 538 1,394
  Lake of the Woods (MN) 1................................ 462 1,196
  Lake Champlain (NY-VT) 1................................ 414 1,072
  Fort Peck Lake (MT).................................... 379 981
  Salton Sea (CA).......................................... 364 944
  Toledo Bend Reservoir (LA-TX)................................ 268 694
  Lower Red Lake (MN)................................ 257 666
  Lake Powell (AZ-UT).................................... 250 649
  Kentucky Lake (KY-TN)................................ 234 605
  Lake Mead (AZ-NV)...................................... 233 603
  Lake Winnebago (WI)................................ 206 535
  Mille Lacs Lake (MN)................................ 200 518
  Flathead Lake (MT)...................................... 191 495
  Lake Tahoe (CA-NV)................................ 187 486
  Upper Red Lake (MN)................................ 186 483
  Pyramid Lake (NV)......................................... 170 440
  Leech Lake (MN)............................................ 162 419
  Lake St Clair (MI) 1........................................ 161 416
  Eufaula Lake (OK).......................................... 157 407
  Sam Rayburn Reservoir (TX)................................ 150 389
  Goose Lake (CA-OR)................................ 147 381
  Utah Lake (UT)..................................................... 139 361
  Lake Marion (SC)............................................ 139 360
  Lake Francis Case (SD)................................ 134 346
  Lake Pend Oreille (ID)................................ 133 343
  Lake Texoma (OK-TX)................................ 132 342
  Yellowstone Lake (WY)................................ 131 339
  Livingston Reservoir (TX)................................ 127 330
  Franklin D Roosevelt Lake (WA)................................ 124 322
  Moosehead Lake (ME)................................ 116 301
  Clark Hill Lake (GA-SC)................................ 105 272
  Lake Maurepas (LA).................................... 91 235
  Lake Moultrie (SC)....................................... 89 230
  Lake Winnibigoshish (MN)................................ 87 225
  Hartwell Lake (GA-SC)................................ 86 224
  Upper Klamath Lake (OR)................................ 85 221
  Harry S. Truman Reservoir (MO)................................ 84 217
  Oneida Lake (NY)......................................... 80 207
  Malheur Lake (OR)............................................ 75 195
 
Alaska water bodies:
  Chatham Strait................................................... 1,559 4,039
  Prince William Sound................................... 1,382 3,579
  Clarence Strait.............................................. 1,199 3,107
  Iliamna Lake................................................. 1,022 2,646
  Frederick Sound............................................. 792 2,051
  Sumner Strait.................................................. 791 2,048
  Stephens Passage.......................................... 702 1,819
  Kvichak Bay...................................................... 640 1,659
  Montague Strait................................................ 463 1,198
  Becharof Lake............................................... 447 1,158
  Icy Strait............................................................ 436 1,130
  Hotham Inlet................................................... 433 1,120
  Selawik Lake..................................................... 403 1,044
  Nushagak Bay................................................ 393 1,018
  Baird Inlet........................................................ 348 902
  Yakutat Bay...................................................... 345 894
  Teshekpuk Lake.............................................. 324 839
  Behm Canal................................................... 324 839
  Turnagain Arm............................................... 322 834
  Kachemak Bay................................................. 310 803
  Glacier Bay..................................................... 310 803
  Stefansson Sound............................................. 301 780
  Revillagigedo Channel................................ 295 764
  Kasegaluk Lagoon........................................... 293 759
  Cordova Bay..................................................... 241 623
  Sitka Sound.................................................... 229 593
  Naknek Lake.................................................. 225 582
  Eschscholtz Bay............................................ 210 543
  Stepovak Bay.................................................. 206 534
  Keku Strait...................................................... 206 534
  Port Clarence................................................. 187 486
  Orca Bay........................................................ 184 476
  Knik Arm........................................................... 169 437
  Dall Lake...................................................... 167 433
  Knight Island Passage................................ 167 432
  Scammon Bay........................................................ 163 423
  Port Moller....................................................... 159 412
  Ernest Sound.................................................... 158 410
  Spafarief Bay.................................................... 157 405
  Pavlov Bay...................................................... 153 396
  Shishmaref Inlet.................................................. 153 395
  Smith Bay....................................................... 140 363
  Seymour Canal............................................................... 140 361
  Sitkalidak Strait...................................................... 135 349
  Tlevak Strait................................................ 135 349
  Lake Clark.................................................... 130 336
  Lynn Canal...................................................... 130 336
  Chignik Bay..................................................... 119 309
  Elson Lagoon................................................... 119 309
  Bucareli Bay................................................... 119 307
  Hinchinbrook Entrance................................ 118 306
  Unga Strait.......................................................... 117 304
  Tustumena Lake........................................... 115 297
  Admiralty Bay................................................ 110 286
  Port Wells......................................................... 109 282
  Cold Bay........................................................... 109 281
  Icy Bay............................................................. 105 271
  Peril Strait.......................................................... 102 265
  Alitak Bay........................................................ 98 254
  Resurrection Bay.............................................. 97 252
  Peard Bay...................................................... 95 247
  Herendeen Bay............................................... 95 245
  Izembek Lagoon............................................... 93 242
  Golovnin Bay................................................... 88 228
  Port Heiden................................................... 88 227
  Cross Sound.................................................... 87 224
  Bechevin Bay................................................... 86 224
  Imuruk Basin...................................................... 84 217
  Gulf of Esquibel................................................. 83 215
  Felice Strait....................................................... 83 214
  Chinak Bay...................................................... 81 209
  Upper Ugashik Lake..................................... 80 208
  Kujulik Bay...................................................... 79 204
  Morzhovoi Bay................................................. 79 204
  Controller Bay..................................................... 75 195



1 Area measurements for Lake Champlain, Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Ontario, Lake St. Clair, Lake Superior, and Lake of the Woods include only those portions under the jurisdiction of the United States.

Source: U. S. Bureau of the Census, unpublished data from the Census TIGER(tm) data base.

http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/

* TIGER Overview

What Does The Name TIGER mean?

The term TIGER comes from the acronym Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing which is the name for the system and digital database developed at the Census Bureau to support its mapping needs for the Decennial Census and other Bureau programs.

What Is TIGER?

The TIGER/Line files are a digital database of geographic features, such as roads, railroads, rivers, lakes, political boundaries, census statistical boundaries, etc. covering the entire United States. The data base contains information about these features such as their location in latitude and longitude, the name, the type of feature, address ranges for most streets, the geographic relationship to other features, and other related information. They are the public product created from the Census Bureau's TIGER (Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing) data base of geographic information. TIGER was developed at the Census Bureau to support the mapping and related geographic activities required by the decennial census and sample survey programs.

These files are not graphic images of maps, but rather digital data describing geographic features. To make use of these data, a user must have mapping or Geographic Information System (GIS) software that can import TIGER/Line data.



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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