List of lakes in Bucharest

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Lake Cișmigiu
Lake Floreasca
Lake Herăstrău
Lake Titan

The Lakes, Parks and Leisure Administration in Bucharest (Romanian: Administraţia Lacuri, Parcuri şi Agrement) has under its upkeep nine lakes and nine dams, from the total of 15 located on the Colentina River, that started to be built since 1936 and that cover a total area of 1,153.98 hectares (11.5398 km2) and have a combined volume of 29,571,000 cubic metres (1.0443×109 cu ft).[1] The largest lake inside Bucharest, in terms of surface area, is the Lake Morii,[2] other large lakes with banks in Bucharest or parts in Bucharest are the Lake Cernica that has an area of 341 hectares (3.41 km2); and the largest in terms of volume is Lake Pantelimon with a volume of 12,300,000 cubic metres (430,000,000 cu ft).[1] The oldest manmade lake in Bucharest is the Herăstrău Lake completed in 1936 that also has the oldest sluice in the city built between 1933 and 1936 that was finalised in 2007.[3][4]

List of lakes[edit]

Lake Băneasa is located in Sectorul 1, it has a length of 3 kilometres (1.9 mi), a width between 50 metres (160 ft) and 400 metres (1,300 ft), a surface area of 40 hectares (0.40 km2), a depth between 1 metre (3.3 ft) and 3 metres (9.8 ft), a volume of 630,000 cubic metres (22,000,000 cu ft) and a debit of 2.5 m/s.[1]

Lake Cișmigiu is located in Sectorul 1, it has a length of 1.3 kilometres (0.81 mi), a width of 50 metres (160 ft), a surface area of 2.65 hectares (285,000 sq ft), a depth between 1 metre (3.3 ft) and 2 metres (6.6 ft), and a volume of 290,000 cubic metres (10,000,000 cu ft).[1]

Lake Dâmbovița is located in Sectorul 6 and coveres a surface of 55 hectares (0.55 km2).[1]

Lake Fundeni is located in Sectorul 2

Lake Floreasca is located in Sectorul 1, it has a length of 3 kilometres (1.9 mi), a width between 100 metres (330 ft) and 800 metres (2,600 ft), a surface area of 70 hectares (0.70 km2), a depth between 1 metre (3.3 ft) and 5 metres (16 ft), a volume of 1,600,000 cubic metres (57,000,000 cu ft) and a debit of 2.5 m/s.[1]

Lake Grivița is located in Sectorul 1, it has a length of 3.8 kilometres (2.4 mi), a width between 50 metres (160 ft) and 500 metres (1,600 ft), a surface area of 53 hectares (0.53 km2), a depth between 1 metre (3.3 ft) and 4 metres (13 ft), a volume of 1,000,000 cubic metres (35,000,000 cu ft) and a debit of 2.5 m/s.[1]

Lake Herăstrău is located in Sectorul 1 and coveres a surface of 74 hectares (0.74 km2).[1]

Lacul Lebedelor is a small lake located close to Lake Cișmigiu in Sectorul 1 and reserved for water birds.

Lacul Morii ("Mill Lake") is the largest lake in Bucharest,[2] located in Sectorul 6, it has a length of 7 kilometres (4.3 mi), a surface area of 246 hectares (2.46 km2), a depth between of 6 metres (20 ft) and a volume of 14,700,000 cubic metres (520,000,000 cu ft).[1]

Lake Pantelimon is located in Sectorul 2 and covers a surface of 260 hectares (2.6 km2), but most of the lake is outside Bucharest, in Pantelimon.[1]

Lake Plumbuita is located in Sectorul 2.

Lake Străulești is located in Sectorul 1, it has a length of 2.3 kilometres (1.4 mi), a width between 100 metres (330 ft) and 300 metres (980 ft), a surface area of 33 hectares (0.33 km2), a depth between 1 metre (3.3 ft) and 5 metres (16 ft), and a volume of 700,000 cubic metres (25,000,000 cu ft).[1]

Lake Tineretului is located in Tineretului Park.

Lake Tei is in Tei Park.

Lake Titan is in Titan Park.

Lake Văcărești is located in Sectorul 4 and coveres a surface of 189 hectares (1.89 km2).[1]

Other lakes include Dobroești, the lake from Drumul Taberei Park, the lake from Carol Park.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "În ADMINISTRARE" (in Romanian). Administraţia Lacuri, Parcuri şi Agrement. 2009-02-17. Retrieved 2009-02-17. 
  2. ^ a b Show aeronautic pe Lacul Morii, Ziare.com, May 27, 2011
  3. ^ "Ecluza Herăstrău a fost deschisă" (in Romanian). Mediafax. 2007-09-07. Retrieved 2009-02-18. 
  4. ^ "Prima ecluza din Bucuresti" (in Romanian). StiriRol.ro. 2007-09-08. Retrieved 2009-02-18. 

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