Gübsensee

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Gübsensee
Gübsensee Mauer.JPG
Location St. Gallen
Coordinates 47°23′56″N 9°18′49″E / 47.39889°N 9.31361°E / 47.39889; 9.31361Coordinates: 47°23′56″N 9°18′49″E / 47.39889°N 9.31361°E / 47.39889; 9.31361
Type reservoir
Primary outflows Sitter
Catchment area 0.68 km2 (0.26 sq mi)
Basin countries Switzerland
Surface area 0.17 km2 (0.066 sq mi)
Water volume 1.5 million cubic metres (1,200 acre·ft)
Surface elevation 682 m (2,238 ft)

Gübsensee is a reservoir near the city of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Its dams were built between 1898 and 1900, the first hydroelectric reservoir in Switzerland. Kraftwerk Kubel has generated electrical power there since 1900.

Gübsensee Ost is a gravity dam with a height of 24 m, Gübsensee West an earthfill dam.

The lake's surface area is 0.17 km2 (0.066 sq mi). Its volume is 1.5 mio m³.

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