Aursjøen

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For the lake in Skjåk municipality, see Aursjoen.
Aursjøen
Aursjøen.jpg
View of the Aursjøen lake
Location Møre og Romsdal and
Oppland, Norway
Coordinates 62°21′44″N 8°37′43″E / 62.3622°N 8.6285°E / 62.3622; 8.6285Coordinates: 62°21′44″N 8°37′43″E / 62.3622°N 8.6285°E / 62.3622; 8.6285
Primary outflows Aura River
Basin countries Norway
Built 1953
Max. length 23 km (14 mi)
Max. width 2 km (1.2 mi)
Surface area 36.38 km2 (14.05 sq mi)
Shore length1 70.67 km (43.91 mi)
Surface elevation 856 m (2,808 ft)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Aursjøen is a lake in Norway on the border between Lesja Municipality in Oppland county and Nesset Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county. The 36.38-square-kilometre (14.05 sq mi) lake sits at an elevation of 856 metres (2,808 ft) above sea level and is about 70.67 kilometres (43.91 mi) around.

The lake was dammed up in 1953 to provide water for the Aura power station. It flooded together with the nearby lake Gautsjøen. The water in lake Aursjøen flows out to the river Aura which flows through the Eikesdalen valley and eventually to the lake Eikesdalsvatnet.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Aursjøen" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-10-31.