Lac de Salanfe

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Lac de Salanfe
Lac de Salanfe.jpg
Coordinates46°8′21″N 6°57′17″E / 46.13917°N 6.95472°E / 46.13917; 6.95472Coordinates: 46°8′21″N 6°57′17″E / 46.13917°N 6.95472°E / 46.13917; 6.95472
Catchment area18.4 km2 (7.1 sq mi)
Basin countriesSwitzerland
Max. length2 km (1.2 mi)
Surface area1.62 km2 (0.63 sq mi)
Max. depth48 m (157 ft)
Surface elevation1,925 m (6,316 ft)

Lac de Salanfe is a lake in the municipality of Evionnaz, Valais, Switzerland. The reservoir is located at an elevation of 1925 m. Its surface area is 1.62 km2 (0.63 sq mi).

It can be reached by 6.5 km-long footpath from Vernayaz.

The dam Salanfe was completed in 1952.

Different major walking trails cross in Salanfe. The two biggest are 'Le tour des Dents du Midi' and the Via Alpina. Many hikers stay the night at the refuge situated next to the lake.[1]

Lac de Salanfe, summer, 2011
Lac de Salanfe, video


  1. ^ Auberge de Salanfe, Website of the refuge Salanfe.

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