Lake Ptuj

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Lake Ptuj
Ptuj with Lake Ptuj in the background
Location Drava
Coordinates 46°24′7″N 15°53′36″E / 46.40194°N 15.89333°E / 46.40194; 15.89333Coordinates: 46°24′7″N 15°53′36″E / 46.40194°N 15.89333°E / 46.40194; 15.89333
Basin countries Slovenia
Max. length 5,500 m (18,000 ft)
Max. width 1,600 m (5,200 ft)
Surface area 3.5 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Max. depth 12 m (39 ft)
Water volume 0.02 km3 (0.0048 cu mi)
Surface elevation 217.5 m (714 ft)
Islands 2
Settlements Ptuj

Lake Ptuj (Slovene: Ptujsko jezero) is an artificial lake on the river Drava to the south east of the town of Ptuj in eastern Slovenia. It is the largest artificial lake in Slovenia and was created in 1978 when a dam for the Formin hydroelectric power plant was built on the Drava. It is still used as the reservoir for the power plant, but is also popular for rowing, sailing and fishing.


  • Firbas, Peter: Vsa slovenska jezera : leksikon slovenskih stoječih voda. DZS, Ljubljana 2001 COBISS 110125568

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