Eikesdalsvatnet

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Eikesdalsvatnet
Eikesdalsvatnet (Eikesdalsee).JPG
View of the lake
Location Nesset Municipality,
Møre og Romsdal, Norway
Coordinates 62°32′35″N 08°10′13″E / 62.54306°N 8.17028°E / 62.54306; 8.17028Coordinates: 62°32′35″N 08°10′13″E / 62.54306°N 8.17028°E / 62.54306; 8.17028
Primary inflows Aura & Mardøla rivers
Primary outflows River Eira
Basin countries Norway
Max. length 18 km (11 mi)
Max. width 1.7 km (1.1 mi)
Surface area 23.15 km2 (8.94 sq mi)
Max. depth 155 m (509 ft)
Shore length1 44 km (27 mi)
Surface elevation 22 m (72 ft)
Settlements Eikesdalen
References NVE
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Eikesdalsvatnet is a lake in Nesset Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The lake is long and narrow, roughly 18 kilometres (11 mi) in length, and it is the largest lake in Møre og Romsdal county. The village of Eikesdalen is located at the southern end of the lake.[1]

Its main inflows are the river Aura, flowing northwest from the lake Aursjøen, and the river Mardøla with the famous waterfall Mardalsfossen. The lake flows out through the River Eira which flows into the Eresfjorden. The lake is surrounded by 1,500-to-1,800-metre (4,900 to 5,900 ft) tall mountains like Juratinden and Fløtatinden.

References[edit]

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