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Botsvatn is located in Aust-Agder
Location of the lake
Botsvatn is located in Norway
Botsvatn (Norway)
LocationBykle, Aust-Agder
Coordinates59°19′51″N 7°12′17″E / 59.3309°N 07.2047°E / 59.3309; 07.2047Coordinates: 59°19′51″N 7°12′17″E / 59.3309°N 07.2047°E / 59.3309; 07.2047
Primary inflowsRiver Skargjesåni
Primary outflowsRiver Otra
Basin countriesNorway
Max. length14.6 kilometres (9.1 mi)
Max. width880 metres (2,890 ft)
Surface area5.52 km2 (2.13 sq mi)
Shore length129.22 kilometres (18.16 mi)
Surface elevation530 metres (1,740 ft)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Botsvatn or Bossvatn is a lake in the municipality of Bykle in Aust-Agder county, Norway.[1] The 14.6-kilometre (9.1 mi) long, narrow reservoir is located just to the southeast of the large lake Blåsjø and northeast of the lake Ytre Storevatnet. The lake holds water for the Brokke Hydroelectric Power Station, located in nearby Valle municipality. The water from the lake can flow out into the nearby river Otra, but only when water is released from the dam.[2]

The village of Nordbygdi is located on the north shore of the lake, and the village of Bykle is located about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) to the east of the lake along the Norwegian National Road 9. The mountain Steinheii lies on the south shore of the lake and the mountain Strondefjell lies on the north side of the lake.[2]

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  1. ^ "Botsvatn, Bykle (Aust-Agder)" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  2. ^ a b "Bossvatn" (in Norwegian). Store norske leksikon. Retrieved 2010-05-16.