Lokka Reservoir

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Lokka Reservoir
Lokan tekojärvi.png
Location of the lake in Finland
Location Sodankylä
Coordinates 67°49′12″N 27°45′00″E / 67.82000°N 27.75000°E / 67.82000; 27.75000Coordinates: 67°49′12″N 27°45′00″E / 67.82000°N 27.75000°E / 67.82000; 27.75000
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Luiro
Primary outflows Luiro
Basin countries Finland
Surface area 216–418 km²
Surface elevation 240–245 m

The Lokka Reservoir (in Finnish: Lokan tekojärvi, Lokan allas, short form Lokka), is a reservoir, upstream of the Luiro River in Sodankylä, in northern Finland. Depending on the water level, its area ranges from 216 to 418 km². The corresponding water levels above mean sea level are 240–245 meters. The filling of the reservoir Lokka began in 1967, and with this reservoir, the amount of water coming to the power plants in Kemijoki could be regulated. Lokka has also been famous for its rich fish population. There are also populations of white-tailed eagles at the reservoir. These do not migrate south for the winter, instead they stay at Lokka to feed on fish left by local fishermen.

Lokka is connected to the Porttipahta Reservoir through the Vuotso Canal.

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This article incorporates information from the revision as of 6-14-2007 of the equivalent article on the Finnish Wikipedia.