Tidal Basin
Part of National Capital Parks

Also Known As: Flushing Lakes, Tidal Reservoir, Tidal Reservoirs, and Twining Lake.



Artificially impounded body of water.
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
38.8837231°, -77.0388658°
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US Topo Map

The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. Tidal Basin is covered by the Washington West, DC US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Cities

Nearby Points of Interest

West Potomac Park Man-made 0.0 mi
Rush House Man-made 0.1 mi
Japanese Pagoda Memorial Man-made 0.1 mi
Kutz Bridge Man-made 0.2 mi
Japanese Lantern Man-made 0.2 mi

Historical Weather

Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is WASHINGTON REAGAN NTL AP which is approximately 1 miles away and has an elevation of 10 feet (10 feet higher than Tidal Basin). Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have differences in elevation and topography, the historic weather at the two separate locations may be different as well.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (in inches)

Month Precip AVG High Temp AVG Low Temp
January 3.21" 42.5° 27.3°
February 2.63" 46.5° 29.7°
March 3.60" 55.7° 37.3°
April 2.77" 66.3° 45.9°
May 3.82" 75.4° 55.8°
June 3.13" 83.9° 65.0°
July 3.66" 88.3° 70.1°
August 3.44" 86.3° 68.6°
September 3.79" 79.3° 61.8°
October 3.22" 68.0° 49.6°
November 3.03" 57.3° 40.0°
December 3.05" 47.0° 32.0°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are higher than 59% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are higher than 71% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are higher than 58% of other locations on record.