Lac Brenet

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Lac Brenet
Vallee de joux.jpg
Vallée de Joux with Lac de Joux to the left and Lac Brenet to the right
Location Vaud
Coordinates 46°40′23″N 6°19′24″E / 46.67306°N 6.32333°E / 46.67306; 6.32333Coordinates: 46°40′23″N 6°19′24″E / 46.67306°N 6.32333°E / 46.67306; 6.32333
Type natural lake, reservoir
Primary outflows underground
Basin countries Switzerland
Max. length 1.5 km (0.93 mi)
Max. width 500 m (1,600 ft)
Surface area 0.80 km2 (0.31 sq mi)
Max. depth 18 m (59 ft)
Surface elevation 1,002 m (3,287 ft)

Lac Brenet is a lake in the Vallée de Joux, canton of Vaud, Switzerland. It is located north of the Lac de Joux, only 200 metres away. Its elevation of 1002 metres is 2 metres below that of Lac de Joux.

The lake used to drain naturally underground and the water resurfaced at the source of the Orbe River. Today the lake is used as a reservoir of the hydroelectric plant at Vallorbe.

It is not to be confused with Lac des Brenets.

Frozen Lac Brenet with Dent de Vaulion
Lac Brenet

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Lac Brenet at Wikimedia Commons