Cardinal Numbers

May/June 2010

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Cardinal Numbers

Read our feature on Lake Lag.

Number of sheep purchased by Leland Stanford to tamp down clay in attempt to seal lake floor: 2,000

Cost per head in 1880 dollars: 5

Area of lake in square acres: 26

Average depth in feet: 14

Maximum capacity in gallons: 118 million

Gallons lost per day (when full) due to porous bottom: 1 million

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