Lac des Perches
|Lac des Perches|
|Surface area||0.044 km2 (0.017 sq mi)|
|Max. depth||17 m (56 ft)|
|Surface elevation||984 m (3,228 ft)|
Lac des Perches is a lake in Haut-Rhin, France. At an elevation of 984 m, its surface area is 0.044 km². It is located on the Alsatian side of the Vosges Mountains in the municipality of Rimbach-près-Masevaux.
The 19th century German name of the lake was Sternsee (lake of the star). This name came from an alteration of Ternsee ou Ternensee. Its French name comes from a misinterpretation of the patois toponym Lac des Bers (meaning straw), which was read into Bärsch (in German perch) and translated into the present-day name of the lake.
- Ober Bers et le lac des Perches, www.randoalsacevosges.com
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