Man-Made Lakes in US

Lake Mead, Nevada:With a total capacity of 28,945,000 acre-feet and stretching 112 miles long, Lake Mead tops as the largest man-made lake in the United States.

Toledo Bend Lake, Louisiana and Texas:Covering a total surface area of about 181,600 acres and having a total water capacity of 4,472,900 acre-feet.

Lake Franklin, Washington:More commonly called the Franklin D. Roosevelt Reservoir, Lake Franklin boasts a total capacity of 9,562,000 acre-feet, making it the sixth-largest man-made lake in US.

Shasta Lake, California:the Shasta Lake ranks among the largest man-made lakes in the United States. It has a total water capacity of 4,552,000 acre-feet with a maximum depth of 517 feet.

Fort Peck Lake, Montana:With a total capacity of 19,100,000 acre-feet, Fort Peck Lake ranks as the fifth-largest man-made lake in the United States. Fort Peck is a primary reservoir in Montana.

Lake Cumberland, Kentucky:With a total capacity of 6,089,000 acre-feet, Lake Cumberland lands seventh place in the largest man-made lakes in the United States. 

Lake Powell, Arizona:l has a total capacity of 26,214,900 acre-feet and a total surface area of 161,000 acres, making it the second-largest reservoir in the United States.

Lake Sakakawea, North Dakota:Covering a total surface area of 307,000 acres, Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota has a full capacity of 24,300,000 acre-feet. The lake has a maximum depth of 180 feet .

Lake Oahe, South Dakota:Lake Oahe ranks as the fourth largest man-made lake in the United States, with a total capacity of 23,500,000 acre-feet. It covers a total surface area of 374,000 acres .

Lake Koocanusa, Montana:Ranking as the eighth largest man-made lake in the United States, Lake Koocanusa boasts a total capacity of 5,869,200 acre-feet and has a maximum depth of 310 feet.

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