Lago di Lei
|Lago di Lei|
|Location||Lombardy (IT), Grisons (CH)|
|Primary outflows||Reno di Lei|
|Catchment area||46.5 km²|
|Basin countries||Italy, Switzerland|
|Max. length||7.7 km|
|Surface area||4.12 km²|
|Max. depth||133 m|
|Water volume||197 mio m³|
|Surface elevation||1,931 m|
Lago di Lei is a reservoir in the Valle di Lei. The lake is almost entirely located in Italy, but the barrage was built on territory later assigned to Switzerland (municipality of Innerferrera, Grisons). The dam is operated by Kraftwerke Hinterrhein. The waters of the lake are among only a few of the waters in Italian territory which end up in the North Sea, being part of the Rhine's drainage basin. Other waters of Italy that don't flow to the Mediterranean Sea are found in the valley of Livigno, valley of Sesto/Sexten, val Pusteria PustertTal east of San Candido/Innichen, and most of the waters of the municipality of Tarvisio east of Sella Nevea.
Media related to Lago di Lei at Wikimedia Commons
- Valle di Lei in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- KHR: Valle di Lei: Der Rhein entspringt auch in Italien (German)
- KHR: Valle di Lei: il Reno è anche un po' italiano (Italian)