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I think that the lake volume was off by a factor of ten in the metric side. 20,000 acre-feet is about 25,000,000 cubic meters, not 250,000,000 cubic meters. I'm guessing that the smaller value is correct because 2.3 square kilometers times an average depth of 10 meters is about 23 million cubic meters.

I'm changing the page to reflect this.

Pollution of Lake Union[edit]

I would like to see more information about the pollution in Lake Union and safety issues related to swimming in the polluted water. There is a sign in Gasworks Park that warns not to swim in the lake. Does that sign apply only to that shore or the whole lake?

Chris Murphy July 11, 2007 19:08 PST

Seaplane image[edit]

A user editing with an IP address removed what I thought was a stunning picture of a seaplane that had been uploaded by User:IanLamberson; no comments were given on the talk page and no edit summary was reported. So I've replaced the picture. If it should be removed, please comment on the discussion page to avoid reverting without comment edits made in good faith. J Crow 21:35, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

I left the pic, but removed the section on seaplanes, as it was just one sentence, repeated from the Recreation section. Little too much like an ad for the company running them. Murderbike 01:09, 1 October 2007 (UTC)


I'm going to delete the following text, as it appears to be original research and reads like an attempted joke. If there is any information that is verifiable in this text, please provide a citation for your claims. Please see: WP:TONE, WP:NOR, and WP:CITE. The user in question was editing from an anonymous IP address. IanLamberson 17:32, 14 September 2007 (UTC)


Much like the waters of the fabled Loch Ness, Lake Union (a.k.a. Loch Union) is said to be home to an elusive, lengthy monster that lurks below the surface. Although the maximum recorded depth of the lake is 15m, University of Washington scientists cannot rule out the possibility that an extensive tunnel network runs underneath the lake, connecting to Puget Sound and ultimately the Pacific Ocean. It is speculated by some residents and seaplane enthusiasts that a creature, (described by some as a Mer-Moose, and others as Falkor-esque) makes use of these subterranean highways to return annually to the waters of lake Union to attempt to mate. Affectionately referred to as Estee by local residents (almost certainly derived from the name of riparian neighborhood, Eastlake, that is so hot right now), this creature suffers from sever sexual frustration for lack of an existing compatible life-partner. —Preceding unsigned comment added by IanLamberson (talkcontribs) 17:25, 14 September 2007 (UTC)


A recent edit removed the text "Kayaking is popular in the warmer months.". Why? Is it unpopular in summer months?

Every time I've been on Lake Union, I've seen kayaks, any time of the year. But that's my original research.

Why was it removed!

Also, the note about Kenmore air says that they fly several times a day in the summer. They actually fly much more often, and they fly year-round. About the only time they don't fly is on the afternoon of 4 July, because the lake is so full of boats. Again, my original research

JBazuzi (talkcontribs) 00:49, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

glacier - 12,000 years ago?[edit]

Just checking this article for some info - 12,000 years seems very recent for glacial activity. The Green Lake, Seattle article puts the date at 50,000 years ago - seems more reasonable. Shouldn't be hard to reference. Bob98133 (talk) 16:01, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

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