Lac de Pérolles

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Lac de Pérolles
View near Maigrauge Dam (at right)
Location Fribourg, Canton of Fribourg
Coordinates 46°47′45.30″N 7°9′45.35″E / 46.7959167°N 7.1625972°E / 46.7959167; 7.1625972Coordinates: 46°47′45.30″N 7°9′45.35″E / 46.7959167°N 7.1625972°E / 46.7959167; 7.1625972
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Saane/Sarine
Primary outflows Saane/Sarine
Catchment area 1,250 km2 (480 sq mi)
Basin countries Switzerland
Max. length 2.3 km (1.4 mi)
Surface area 0.35 km2 (35 ha; 86 acres)
Water volume 400,000 m3 (14,000,000 cu ft)
Surface elevation 553.3 m (1,815 ft)

Lac de Pérolles, a reservoir formed by Maigrauge Dam, is a reservoir on the Saane/Sarine river at Fribourg, in western Switzerland.[1] Its surface area is 0.35 square kilometres (35 ha; 86 acres). The dam was built in 1872, and its height was increased by 2.5 metres (8.2 ft) in 1910. The watershed (or catchment) is 1,250 square kilometres (480 sq mi).[1] The Maigrauge Dam has a gated spillway.


  1. ^ a b "Swiss Committee on Dams - Maigrauge",, 2008, SD-dam-103 Archived 2010-07-15 at the Wayback Machine..

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