Old Spanish TrailSpanish Lake is an example of a bluff lake, which forms in areas between the bayou bank and the higher bank that runs along the edge of a river's drainage area.Spanish Lake, formerly called Lake Flamand and later Lake Tasse (meaning "cup" in French), is believed to have been an oxbow lake of the Mississippi River when it flowed 3,800 to 5,500 years ago through what is now Bayou Teche. Spanish Lake is an example of a bluff lake, a type of lake that forms in areas between the bayou bank and the higher bank that runs along the edge of a river's drainage area. This explains Spanish Lake's unusual shape, with one side straight as if a bluff structure and the other side a curved line (like a former river course).
|Placed By||State of Louisiana and National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, April 2nd, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 609687 N 3324261|
|Decimal Degrees||30.04450000, -91.86225000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 2.67', W 91° 51.735'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 2' 40.2" N, 91° 51' 44.1" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 117 Spanish Lake Rd, New Iberia LA 70560, US|
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