Lac de Montsalvens

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Lac de Montsalvens
Lac Montsalvens.jpg
LocationCanton of Fribourg
Coordinates46°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
Typereservoir
Primary inflowsLa Jogne/Jaunbach, Le Javro, R. de Motélon
Primary outflowsLa Jogne/Jaunbach
Catchment area173 km2 (67 sq mi)
Basin countriesSwitzerland
Surface area0.74 km2 (0.29 sq mi)
Max. depth50 m (160 ft)
Water volume12.6 million cubic metres (10,200 acre⋅ft)
Surface elevation801 m (2,628 ft)
SettlementsCharmey

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. Designed by Alfred Stucky[1], the construction was completed by 1920 and in 1921 the reservoir filled for the first time.

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  1. ^ "La Vie d'Alfred Stucky". www.asst.ch. Retrieved 2018-12-21.