Carter Lake (Iowa–Nebraska)
Carter Lake, as viewed from Nebraska
|Location||Omaha, Nebraska / Carter Lake, Iowa, United States|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Average depth||6 ft (2 m)|
|Max. depth||11 ft (3 m)|
|Surface elevation||977 ft (298 m)|
|Settlements||Carter Lake, Iowa|
Carter Lake is a former channel of the Missouri River and was formed in the summer of 1877. The city of Carter Lake, Iowa takes its name from the lake. The lake was formed from the Saratoga Bend in the Missouri River.
The Saratoga Bend was the impetus for the creation of the town of Saratoga, Nebraska Territory, a short mile from the river. However, the Bend was cut off from the river after a flood in 1877. A beach resort with a large boathouse and two-story pavilion, a Rod and Gun Club, and a YMCA camp had all settled on the shores of Lake Nakoma by 1906.
- History of Carter Lake with pictures and maps
- Historical photo of canoeing and of the Omaha Rod & Gun Club Cabins at Lake Nakoma (Carter Lake)
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Carter Lake (Iowa–Nebraska)
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