Lake Lungern

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Lake Lungern
Lungerersee
Lungernsee
Lungerersee from Brünigpass.jpg
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Location Obwalden
Coordinates 46°48′9″N 8°9′48″E / 46.80250°N 8.16333°E / 46.80250; 8.16333Coordinates: 46°48′9″N 8°9′48″E / 46.80250°N 8.16333°E / 46.80250; 8.16333
Primary inflows Lauibach, Eibach
Primary outflows Sarner Aa
Basin countries Switzerland
Max. length 2 km
Max. width 200 -800 m
Surface area 2.01 km²
Max. depth 68 m
Surface elevation 688 m
Settlements Lungern

Lake Lungern (German: Lungerersee, also spelled Lungernsee or Lungerensee) is a small natural lake in Obwalden, Switzerland which is named after the town Lungern on its shore. The lake is drained by the Sarner Aa river, which flows through the Sarnersee and into Lake Lucerne.[1]

The lake was originally much larger, and covered a large part of the valley it is situated in. Starting in 1836, its level was lowered by 36 metres through an artificial drainage tunnel of 380 m length.[2] It is used as reservoir.[citation needed]

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