Lake Harku

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Lake Harku
Harku järv
Water Moto MM in Estonia, at Harku Lake.jpg
Water Moto World Championship on Lake Harku.
Location Pikaliiva, Haabersti, Tallinn
Coordinates 59°25′N 24°37′E / 59.417°N 24.617°E / 59.417; 24.617Coordinates: 59°25′N 24°37′E / 59.417°N 24.617°E / 59.417; 24.617
Type Eutrophic
Primary inflows Harku stream
Primary outflows Tiskre stream (to Kakumäe Bay, part of Gulf of Finland)
Catchment area 47.17 km2 (18.21 sq mi; 11,660 acres)
Basin countries Estonia
Max. length 2,000 m (6,600 ft)
Max. width 1,160 m (3,810 ft)
Surface area 162.9 ha (403 acres)
Average depth 1.6 m (5.2 ft)
Max. depth 2.5 m (8.2 ft)
Water volume 453,600 m3 (367.7 acre·ft)
Shore length1 6.772 km (4.2 mi)
Settlements Tallinn
References [1]
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lake Harku (Estonian: Harku järv; also known as Lake Haabersti, Loodjärv and Lake Argo) is a 162.9 ha (403 acres) lake on the western border of Tallinn, Estonia. It has an average depth of 1.6 m (5.2 ft) and a maximum depth of 2.5 m (8.2 ft).[1]


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  1. ^ a b "Harku järv" (in Estonian). EELIS – Estonian Nature Infosystem. Retrieved 18 May 2011.