Langavatnet (Odda)

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LocationOdda, Hordaland
Coordinates60°03′57″N 6°44′59″E / 60.0659°N 6.7496°E / 60.0659; 6.7496Coordinates: 60°03′57″N 6°44′59″E / 60.0659°N 6.7496°E / 60.0659; 6.7496
Basin countriesNorway
Max. length4.7 kilometres (2.9 mi)
Max. width2.3 kilometres (1.4 mi)
Surface area6.19 km2 (2.39 sq mi)
Shore length113.4 kilometres (8.3 mi)
Surface elevation1,190 metres (3,900 ft)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Langavatnet is a lake in the municipality of Odda in Hordaland county, Norway. The 6.19-square-kilometre (2.39 sq mi) lake lies about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) straight east of the town of Odda. The lake has a dam at the north end to regulate the water level for the purposes of hydroelectric power generation. The water of the lake previously flowed north to create the large Ringedalsfossen waterfall which now only flows when the lake gets too full. The water flows over the falls into the lake Ringedalsvatnet (which has a dam at its western end) before flowing through the short river Tysso which empties into the Sørfjorden.[1]

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Skjeggedalsfossen" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-06-13.