from White Swan High School. We would like to tell you something about
- What Gives the Lake the Dark
The dark color comes from the volcanic rock that makes up the lake bed.
- How was the Lake Formed?
The earth's forces pushed on the opposite ends of the land where the lake
is now located, forcing the center of the land to rise and allowing
springs to be formed.
- How Does the Lake Compare with
Water quality of Olney Lake and Toppenish Creek according to the tribal
water resources personnel is very similar in water temperature, pH, and
- What is the Water Source of
This lake is spring fed instead of stream fed.
- How Deep is the Lake?
Measurement by the bank: 35 feet
Measurement toward center: 40 feet
Measurement center: 46 feet
White Swan H.S.
White Swan, WA
4 young women researchers
Advisor: Deb Pinget
White Swan H.S. is located in White Swan on the Yakama
Nation about 27 miles
southwest of Wapato and Toppenish.
approximately 600 students in grades 6 through 12.
If you would like to learn more about us, just drop us a note on email and
we'll be glad to get back to you
with information about our school or the Yakima Valley.
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"Rural Girls in Science" is a program of the Northwest Center for Research