Lago di Viverone

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Lago di Viverone
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LocationProvinces of Biella, Turin and Vercelli; Piedmont
Coordinates45°25′N 8°02′E / 45.417°N 8.033°E / 45.417; 8.033Coordinates: 45°25′N 8°02′E / 45.417°N 8.033°E / 45.417; 8.033
Primary inflowsunderwater springs
Catchment area25.7 km2 (9.9 sq mi)
Basin countriesItaly
Max. length3.5 km (2.2 mi)
Max. width2.6 km (1.6 mi)
Surface area5.8 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
Max. depth70 m (230 ft)
Shore length110.5 km (6.5 mi)
Surface elevation230 m (750 ft)
SettlementsViverone, Lido, Masseria, Comuna, Anzasco
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lago di Viverone (in Piedmontese Lagh ëd Vivron) is a lake in northern Italy. Named after the town of Viverone, lies at 230 m AMSL between the districts of Biella, Vercelli and Ivrea in the area of morainic hills known as Serra. It has an area of about 6 km2 and a maximum depth of 70 m, and a perimeter of about 10.5 km. The lake is 3,500 m long and 2,600 m wide. The southern and western parts of the lake are rich in vegetation while the north part is built-up and includes hotels, camping sites and beaches.

Ducks, mallard, coots, grebes and gulls form the major part of the fauna; angling is a popular activity with catches including common whitefish, perch, tench, pike and catfish.

Viverone is a centre for day trips and the lakeside communities of Lido, Masseria, Comuna and Anzasco have recently been connected by a boat service.

The lake is also an important archaeological site: villages made up of stilt houses were present here in the Bronze Age (1300–900 BCE).

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