Leppävesi

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Leppävesi
Rainbow Leppävesi.jpg
Rainbow on Leppävesi
Coordinates 62°15′N 25°57′E / 62.250°N 25.950°E / 62.250; 25.950Coordinates: 62°15′N 25°57′E / 62.250°N 25.950°E / 62.250; 25.950
Lake type lake
Primary outflows Vaajavirta
Catchment area Kymijoki
Basin countries Finland
Max. length 30 km (19 mi)
Max. width 2 km (1.2 mi)
Surface area 63.59 km2 (24.55 sq mi)
Average depth 9.43 m (30.9 ft)
Max. depth 45 m (148 ft)
Water volume 0.6 km3 (490,000 acre·ft)
Shore length1 226.9 km (141.0 mi)
Surface elevation 80.8 m (265 ft)
Frozen December–April
Islands Kuusisaari, Pyhäsaari, Oravasaari
Settlements Jyväskylä
References [1]
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Leppävesi is the 65th (63.59 km²) largest lake of Finland in municipalities Jyväskylä, Laukaa and Toivakka.[1] It is quite narrow but long lake in direction south-north. It flows to Päijänne via Vaajavirta. It's part of Keitele Canal, waterway connecting Lake Keitele and Päijänne. National road 9 and Pieksämäki–Jyväskylä railway cross the lake.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Leppävesi in Järviwiki. Finnish Environment Institute: Lakes in Finland. Retrieved 2014-2-22. (English)

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