Greina

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Greina
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Plaun la Greina
Elevation 2,355 m (7,726 ft)
Traversed by Trail
Location Switzerland
Range Alps
Coordinates 46°36′45″N 8°57′38″E / 46.61250°N 8.96056°E / 46.61250; 8.96056Coordinates: 46°36′45″N 8°57′38″E / 46.61250°N 8.96056°E / 46.61250; 8.96056

The Greina (el. 2355 m.) (Italian: Passo della Greina, Romansh: Pass Crap) is a high mountain pass across the western Lepontine Alps, connecting Sumvitg in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland and Olivone in the canton of Ticino. The pass lies between the Piz Medel on the north and Pizzo Marumo, Piz Terri on the south.

Greina is also a high plateau (Plaun la Greina) lying east of the pass, it is an alluvial site of national importance. The high plateau was in high risk of being flooded for a reservoir for many years. In the end this led to recompensation for the municipitalities of Vrin and Sumvitg as they have no income from this formerly planned powerplant. This compensation called Landschaftsrappen is augmented by a tax for powerplants.


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