Lake Rusałka

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Lake Rusałka
Jezioro Rusalka Poznan.jpg
View from northern shore
Location Poznań
Coordinates 52°25′36″N 16°52′43″E / 52.42667°N 16.87861°E / 52.42667; 16.87861Coordinates: 52°25′36″N 16°52′43″E / 52.42667°N 16.87861°E / 52.42667; 16.87861
Type artificial lake
Primary inflows Bogdanka
Primary outflows Bogdanka
Basin countries Poland
Surface area 36.7 ha (91 acres)
Max. depth 9 m (30 ft)
Settlements Poznań

Lake Rusałka is an artificial lake in Poznań, Poland with an area of 367,000 square metres. It was named after the water nymph Rusalka. It was formed in 1943 as a result of the damming of the Bogdanka River. In 1940 thousands of people were executed in the forests surrounding the lake.