Lake Maardu

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Lake Maardu
Maardu järv
Maardu jarv.jpg
Lake Maardu from the south.
Location Maardu, Harju County
Coordinates 59°26′49″N 24°59′51″E / 59.44694°N 24.99750°E / 59.44694; 24.99750Coordinates: 59°26′49″N 24°59′51″E / 59.44694°N 24.99750°E / 59.44694; 24.99750
Primary outflows Kroodi stream
Catchment area 13.4 km2 (5.2 sq mi; 3,300 acres)
Max. length 1,400 m (4,600 ft)
Max. width 920 m (3,020 ft)
Surface area 160 ha (400 acres)
Average depth 1.5 m (4.9 ft)
Max. depth 3.7 m (12 ft)
Shore length1 5.794 km (3.6 mi)
Surface elevation 33 m (108 ft)
Settlements Maardu
References [1]
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lake Maardu (Estonian: Maardu järv; also known earlier as Lake Liivakandi) is a lake on the southern side of the town of Maardu, in northern Estonia. It has an area of 160 ha (400 acres), max. depth is 3.7 metres (12 ft)[1] and the lake is 33 metres (108 ft) above sea-level.[2]

Lake Maardu was a natural waterbody before 1894 when the landowner of Maardu Manor Otto von Brevern dug a ditch (Kroodi stream) to the sea and the lake run empty. It was restored in 1939.

Maardu village with Maardu Manor is located on the southeastern side of the lake.


  1. ^ a b "Maardu järv" (in Estonian). EELIS – Estonian Nature Infosystem. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Maardu järv" (in Estonian).