Lac de Montsalvens
|Lac de Montsalvens|
|Location||Canton of Fribourg|
|Primary inflows||La Jogne/Jaunbach, Le Javro, R. de Motélon|
|Primary outflows||La Jogne/Jaunbach|
|Catchment area||173 km2 (67 sq mi)|
|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)|
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.
- Lac de Montsalvens in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Media related to Lac de Montsalvens at Wikimedia Commons
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