Lago di Ceresole

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Lago di Ceresole
Pan lago ceresole reale.jpg
Winter panorama from the dam
LocationProvince of Turin, Piedmont
Coordinates45°25′48″N 7°13′41″E / 45.430°N 7.228°E / 45.430; 7.228Coordinates: 45°25′48″N 7°13′41″E / 45.430°N 7.228°E / 45.430; 7.228
Primary inflowsOrco
Primary outflowsOrco
Catchment area8.89 km2 (3.43 sq mi)[1]
Basin countriesItaly
Max. length3.2 km (2.0 mi)[1]
Max. width0.75 km (0.47 mi)[1]
Surface area1.58 km2 (0.61 sq mi)[1]
Average depth23.2 m (76 ft)[1]
Max. depth44.7 m (147 ft)[1]
Water volumec. 35×10^6 m3 (28,000 acre⋅ft)
Surface elevation1,556 m (5,105 ft)[1]

Lago di Ceresole is an artificial lake in the Province of Turin, Piedmont, northern Italy. The lake was created in 1925-1931 when A.E.M. (now Iren), Turin's electricity authority, built here a dam with a hydroelectric plant; the site, located in what is now the comune of Ceresole Reale, already housed a small natural lake.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Direzione Pianificazione delle Risorse Idriche (2003). Atlante dei laghi Piemontesi. Regione Piemonte.