Jääsjärvi

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Jääsjärvi
From the edge of Jääsjärvi starts the Tainionvirta River
Location Hartola and Joutsa
Coordinates 61°36′N 26°07′E / 61.600°N 26.117°E / 61.600; 26.117Coordinates: 61°36′N 26°07′E / 61.600°N 26.117°E / 61.600; 26.117
Type Lake
Primary outflows Tainionvirta
Catchment area Kymijoki
Basin countries Finland
Max. length 10 km (6.2 mi)
Max. width 15 km (9.3 mi)
Surface area 81,11 km²
Average depth 4.58 m (15.0 ft)
Max. depth 28.2 m (93 ft)
Water volume 0.372 km3 (302,000 acre·ft)
Shore length1 303.73 km (188.73 mi)
Surface elevation 92.3 m (303 ft)
Frozen December–April
Islands Vehkasalo, Hirtesalo, Kotisalo, Ohrasaari, Urrionsaari, Nautsalo
References [1]
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Jääsjärvi is a medium-sized lake of Finland. It is located in Hartola and Joutsa municipalities, in the regions Central Finland and Päijänne Tavastia. The water quality in the lake is excellent.[1] The river Tainionvirta has its source in Jääsjärvi. Jääsjärvi flows through it and with several smaller lakes to Päijänne. Water in Jääsjärvi is bright. Lake is part of Sysmä catchment area and Kymijoki main catchment area.

There is dozens of islands in the lake. Biggest lakes are Vehkasalo, Hirtesalo, Kotisalo, Ohrasaari, Urrionsaari and Nautsalo. Vehkasalo, Hirtesalo and Ohrasaari are islands with road connection.

In winter time, lake typically gets frozen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jääsjärvi. Järviwiki Web Service. Retrieved 2014-02-28. (English)

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