Ketelmeer

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Ketelmeer
Ketelbrug.JPG
The Ketelbrug over the Ketelmeer
Location Flevoland
Coordinates 52°36′24″N 5°44′11″E / 52.606667°N 5.736389°E / 52.606667; 5.736389Coordinates: 52°36′24″N 5°44′11″E / 52.606667°N 5.736389°E / 52.606667; 5.736389
Basin countries Netherlands
Surface area 3500 ha
Islands IJsseloog

The Ketelmeer (English: "Lake Kettle") 52°35′48″N 5°45′44″E / 52.596792°N 5.762329°E / 52.596792; 5.762329, is the tongue of the IJsselmeer into which the IJssel actually drains, it is situated between the polders Noordoostpolder and East Flevoland, and connects the river IJssel to the lake IJsselmeer. It is one of the bordering lakes. The Ketelmeer has a size of 3500 hectare, most of which is in the province Flevoland, but the river delta of the IJssel is in the province Overijssel.

It was carved out from the Zuiderzee by the construction of the polders of Noordoostpolder and Flevoland, between which it lies. It is via Ketelmeer that the IJsselmeer connects to the Zwarte Meer and the Veluwemeer, the strip of water which separates Flevoland from the coast of the mainland.

The Ketelmeer contains the IJsseloog 52°35′56″N 5°44′34″E / 52.59889°N 5.742781°E / 52.59889; 5.742781, a kilometre-diameter circular pit in an artificial island, built to contain the toxic sludge dredged from the bed of the Ketelmeer

The Ketelbrug is a bascule bridge over the Ketelmeer connecting the Noordoostpolder and Oostelijk Flevoland.