Farris

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Farris
Farrisvannet2.jpg
Seen from Gopledal vannverk
LocationLarvik (Vestfold); Siljan, Porsgrunn (Telemark)
Coordinates59°9′59″N 9°52′36″E / 59.16639°N 9.87667°E / 59.16639; 9.87667Coordinates: 59°9′59″N 9°52′36″E / 59.16639°N 9.87667°E / 59.16639; 9.87667
Typemoraine-dammed lake
Basin countriesNorway
Surface area21.80 km2 (8.42 sq mi)
Shore length1107.07 km (66.53 mi)
Surface elevation22 m (72 ft)
IslandsBjørnøya
ReferencesNVE
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Farris is a 20 km long fresh water moraine-dammed lake near the Norwegian coastal town Larvik. The lake would have been a salt water fjord had it not been dammed by an end moraine left by the latest ice age. Farris is drinking water reservoir for some 170,000 people. The largest island in the lake is Bjørnøya.

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