Which State Has the Smallest Amount of Water In Lakes, Streams, and Other Areas of Inland Water?

Although surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, the islands that make up the state of Hawaii have a total of only 36 square miles (94 sq km) of inland water.

Alaska has the most water, with 17,501 square miles (45,502 sq km).

Hawaii is the only state of the United States that is completely surrounded by water, is entirely an archipelago, and is not geographically located in North America.

Hawaii has eight islands which include Hawaiʻi, Maui, Oʻahu, Kahoʻolawe, Lanaʻi, Molokaʻi, Kauaʻi and Niʻihau.

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