Gelmersee

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Gelmersee
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Location Grimsel, Bernese Oberland
Coordinates 46°36′58″N 8°19′56″E / 46.61611°N 8.33222°E / 46.61611; 8.33222Coordinates: 46°36′58″N 8°19′56″E / 46.61611°N 8.33222°E / 46.61611; 8.33222
Type reservoir
Catchment area 16.0 km2 (6.2 sq mi)
Basin countries Switzerland
Surface area 0.645 km2 (0.249 sq mi)
Max. depth 48 m (157 ft)
Water volume 13 million cubic metres (11,000 acre·ft)
Surface elevation 1,850 m (6,070 ft)

Gelmersee (or Lake Gelmer) is a reservoir in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland. The hydroelectric reservoir was built at the same time as Grimselsee,[when?] and is operated by Kraftwerke Oberhasli. The reservoir's volume is 13 million m³ and its surface area 64.5 ha (159 acres).

The reservoir may be reached by the Gelmerbahn from Handegg, Guttannen at 1,412 m. The funicular's track with a length of 1,028 m has a maximum inclination of 106%.

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