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Location Evenes, Nordland and Skånland, Troms, Norway
Coordinates 68°34′22″N 17°3′25″E / 68.57278°N 17.05694°E / 68.57278; 17.05694Coordinates: 68°34′22″N 17°3′25″E / 68.57278°N 17.05694°E / 68.57278; 17.05694
Type Reservoir
Basin countries Norway
Max. length 4 km (2.5 mi)
Max. width 1.5 km (0.93 mi)
Surface area 2.93 km2 (1.13 sq mi)
Shore length1 13.46 km (8.36 mi)
Surface elevation 508 m (1,667 ft)
References NVE
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Niingsvatnet (Northern Sami: Meahccejávri) is a Norwegian lake that lies high in the mountains on the border of two municipalities: Evenes in Nordland county and Skånland in Troms county.[1]

The water from the lake flows through a pipe down to the hydroelectric powerstation near Bogen, Evenes. The powerstation is owned by Evenes Kraftforsyning and is situated at almost 500 m (1,600 ft) lower than the lake Niingsvatnet. The water from the powerstation then flows into the Strandvatnet lake. A short river goes from Strandvatnet past the village of Bogen to the Ofotfjord.

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  1. ^ "Niingsvatnet" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-04-11.