Lac des Brenets

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Lac des Brenets
Lac de Chaillexon
Le Doubs 02.jpg
Location Franche-Comté, Canton of Neuchâtel
Coordinates 47°4′9″N 6°41′52″E / 47.06917°N 6.69778°E / 47.06917; 6.69778 (Lac des Brenets (Lac de Chaillexon))Coordinates: 47°4′9″N 6°41′52″E / 47.06917°N 6.69778°E / 47.06917; 6.69778 (Lac des Brenets (Lac de Chaillexon))
Primary inflows Doubs, Rançonnière
Primary outflows Doubs
Basin countries France, Switzerland
Max. length 3.5 km (2.2 mi)
Max. width 250 m (820 ft)
Surface area 0.8 km2 (0.31 sq mi)
Max. depth 26 m (85 ft)
Water volume 5.7 hm3 (4,600 acre·ft)
Surface elevation 750 m (2,460 ft)
Settlements Villers-le-Lac

Lac des Brenets (Swiss name) or Lac de Chaillexon (French name) is a lake on the Doubs River on the border of Switzerland and France.

Characteristics[edit]

The depression in which the lake lies was formed by the movements of a glacier, while the lake itself was formed by a natural barrier around 12 000 years ago. At the downstream end is a waterfall known as the Saut du Doubs. A few hundred metres away, a bridge connects the French and Swiss sides of the lake.

Photographs[edit]

A tourist boat on the narrow lake

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