Eskilstunaån

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Coordinates: 59°26′50″N 16°29′15″E / 59.44722°N 16.48750°E / 59.44722; 16.48750
Eskilstuna River (Eskilstunaån)
Torshällaån
River
Eskistunaån Eskilstuna.JPG
Country Sweden
County Södermanland County
Municipality Eskilstuna Municipality
Source Hjälmaren
 - elevation 22 m (72 ft)
 - coordinates 59°16′17″N 16°17′35″E / 59.27139°N 16.29306°E / 59.27139; 16.29306
Mouth Mälaren
 - elevation 0.7 m (2 ft)
 - coordinates 59°26′50″N 16°29′15″E / 59.44722°N 16.48750°E / 59.44722; 16.48750
Length 32 km (20 mi) [1]
Basin 4,187 km2 (1,617 sq mi) [1]
Discharge
 - average 24 m3/s (848 cu ft/s) [1]
 - max 110 m3/s (3,885 cu ft/s) [1]

Eskilstunaån (Eskilstuna River) is a small river in Sweden, length 32 km, running through the city of Eskilstuna and the town of Torshälla in Södermanland County. The river drains Lake Hjälmaren into Lake Mälaren. It is by local custom alternatively referred to as Torshällaån (Torshälla River) in its lower course from Torshälla to Lake Mälaren.

Eskilstuna and Torshälla Canal was completed in its present form in 1860 to connect Lake Mälaren with the industrial city of Eskilstuna through Eskilstunaån, and three locks which circumvent the rapids in Eskilstuna and Torshälla. Due to the building of low bridges in the 1960s it is currently only partially navigable between Lake Mälaren and Eskilstuna for vessels with low clearance.

References[edit]

The lock in Eskilstuna
  1. ^ a b c d "Eskilstunaån". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 11 July 2010.  (subscription required)