Lago di Santa Rosalia

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Lago di Santa Rosalia
Lago santa rosalia01.jpg
Location Province of Ragusa, Sicily
Coordinates 36°58′30″N 14°46′33″E / 36.97500°N 14.77583°E / 36.97500; 14.77583Coordinates: 36°58′30″N 14°46′33″E / 36.97500°N 14.77583°E / 36.97500; 14.77583
Type artificial
Primary inflows Irminio
Primary outflows Irminio
Basin countries Italy
Max. length 3,900 m (12,800 ft)
Max. width 600 m (2,000 ft)
Surface area 1.45 km2 (0.56 sq mi)
Average depth 17.0 m (55.8 ft)
Max. depth 39.3 m (129 ft)
Water volume 24.7×10^6 m3 (20,000 acre·ft)
Surface elevation 382.0 m (1,253.3 ft) a.s.l.
Islands none
Settlements Giarratana at 6.3 km (3.9 mi), Ragusa at 7.5 km (4.7 mi)

Lago di Santa Rosalia is an artificial lake in the Province of Ragusa, Sicily, Italy.


The lake was created following the completion of building works of a dam 57,10m tall along the higher part of the course of the river Irminio, between the towns of Ragusa and Giarratana. Works started the 10 November 1976 and were completed in 1983. The water reservoir was created for agricultural use but is also used for recreational fishing.

The Lago di Santa Rosalia is the only lake of the province of Ragusa.

Location of the lake.