Lake Charles (Louisiana)

Lake Charles (Louisiana)

Infobox lake
lake_name = Lake Charles
image_lake = LakeCharlesSwim1972.jpg
caption_lake = A family swimming in Lake Charles, 1972
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location = Louisiana
coords = coord|30|13|46|N|093|14|05|W|region:US-LA_type:waterbody_source:gnis|display=inline,title
type = Brackish
inflow = Calcasieu River
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basin_countries = United States
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depth = convert|5|ft|m|abbr=on
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cities =City of Lake Charles
:"For other lakes of this name, see Lake Charles (disambiguation)"Lake Charles is a brackish lake located on the Calcasieu River in Southwest Louisiana, United States, just behind the western tier of the City of Lake Charles' city limits. The water is a dark greenish-brown. There is a thick layer of sediment at the bottom of the lake.

The average depth of the lake is approximately five feet,Fact|date=August 2008 and there is a deep channel down the middle for large ships to pass. Overhead is the I-10 bridge, from which 17 people have jumped to their deaths.Fact|date=August 2008

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