Griessee

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Griessee
Griessee.jpg
Location Ulrichen, Valais
Coordinates 46°27′27″N 8°22′12″E / 46.45750°N 8.37000°E / 46.45750; 8.37000Coordinates: 46°27′27″N 8°22′12″E / 46.45750°N 8.37000°E / 46.45750; 8.37000
Type reservoir
Primary outflows Aegina
Catchment area 10.6 km2 (4.1 sq mi)
Basin countries Switzerland
Max. length 0.9 km (0.56 mi)
Surface area 0.555 km2 (0.214 sq mi)
Max. depth 66 m (217 ft)
Water volume 18.6 million cubic metres (15,100 acre·ft)
Surface elevation 2,386 m (7,828 ft)

Griessee is a lake in Valais, Switzerland. The reservoir is located in the municipality of Ulrichen and can be reached by road from Nufenen Pass. The lake is fed by the Gries Glacier. Its surface area is 55.5 ha (137 acres).

The gravity dam Gries was built in 1965.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Griessee at Wikimedia Commons