Gresvatnet

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Gresvatnet  (Norwegian)
Gräsvattnet  (Swedish)
Graesiejaevrie  (Southern Sami)
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Grasvatnet and Oksskolten mountains in the background.
Gresvatet is located in Nordland
Gresvatet
Gresvatet
Location of the lake
Gresvatet is located in Norway
Gresvatet
Gresvatet
Gresvatet (Norway)
LocationNordland, Norway and Västerbotten, Sweden
Coordinates66°03′28″N 14°27′32″E / 66.0579°N 14.4589°E / 66.0579; 14.4589Coordinates: 66°03′28″N 14°27′32″E / 66.0579°N 14.4589°E / 66.0579; 14.4589
Basin countriesNorway and Sweden
Max. length11 kilometres (6.8 mi)
Max. width4.5 kilometres (2.8 mi)
Surface area22.63 km2 (8.74 sq mi)
(18.67 km2 or 7.21 sq mi in Norway)
Shore length144 kilometres (27 mi)
Surface elevation595 metres (1,952 ft)
ReferencesNVE
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Gresvatnet (Norwegian) or Gräsvattnet (Swedish) or Graesiejaevrie (Southern Sami) is a lake on the border between Norway and Sweden. Most of the lake lies in Hemnes Municipality in Nordland county (Norway) and then a small portion crosses the border into Storuman Municipality in Västerbotten County (Sweden). The lake lies about 25 kilometres (16 mi) east of the village of Korgen, and just a few kilometres northeast of the mountain Oksskolten and the Okstindbreen glacier. The lake is one of the upper reservoirs for the Bjerka Hydroelectric Power Station.[1]

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  1. ^ Thorsnæs, Geir, ed. (2016-03-28). "Gresvatnet". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2019-02-16.