Lac de Montsalvens

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Lac de Montsalvens
Lac Montsalvens.jpg
Location Canton of Fribourg
Coordinates 46°36′45″N 7°8′22″E / 46.61250°N 7.13944°E / 46.61250; 7.13944Coordinates: 46°36′45″N 7°8′22″E / 46.61250°N 7.13944°E / 46.61250; 7.13944
Type reservoir
Primary inflows La Jogne/Jaunbach, Le Javro, R. de Motélon
Primary outflows La Jogne/Jaunbach
Catchment area 173 km2 (67 sq mi)
Basin countries Switzerland
Surface area 0.74 km2 (0.29 sq mi)
Max. depth 50 m (160 ft)
Water volume 12.6 million cubic metres (10,200 acre·ft)
Surface elevation 801 m (2,628 ft)
Settlements Charmey

Lac de Montsalvens is a reservoir in the Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland. The reservoir has a capacity of 12.6 million m³ and a surface area of 0.74 km2 (0.29 sq mi). It is located on the road to Jaun Pass, between the villages of Broc and Charmey.

The Grand Council of the canton of Fribourg decided construction of the dam on 17/18 May 1918. By 1920, the construction was completed and in 1921 the reservoir filled for the first time.

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