Blöndulón

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Blöndulón
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Coordinates 65°10′53″N 19°38′58″W / 65.18139°N 19.64944°W / 65.18139; -19.64944Coordinates: 65°10′53″N 19°38′58″W / 65.18139°N 19.64944°W / 65.18139; -19.64944
Lake type reservoir
Primary inflows Blanda, Kolkukvíslar
Primary outflows Blanda
Basin countries Iceland
Surface area 57 km2 (22 sq mi)
Max. depth 39 m (128 ft)
Water volume 400 gigalitres (320,000 acre·ft)

At 57 km², Blöndulón is one of Iceland's largest lakes. It was created in 1984-1991 as a reservoir for the Blönduvirkjun power plant, and has a depth of 39 m. [1] It is situated near the Kjölur highland road in the Highlands of Iceland. The hot springs of Hveravellir are situated some 25 km to the south.

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  1. ^ "Blanda hydropower station leaflet" (PDF). Landsvirkjun. Retrieved 31 January 2015.