Niingsvatnet

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Niingsvatnet  (Norwegian)
Niingsvatnet is located in Troms
Niingsvatnet
Niingsvatnet
Location of the lake
Niingsvatnet is located in Nordland
Niingsvatnet
Niingsvatnet
Niingsvatnet (Nordland)
Niingsvatnet is located in Norway
Niingsvatnet
Niingsvatnet
Niingsvatnet (Norway)
LocationTroms and Nordland
Coordinates68°34′22″N 17°03′26″E / 68.5729°N 17.0572°E / 68.5729; 17.0572Coordinates: 68°34′22″N 17°03′26″E / 68.5729°N 17.0572°E / 68.5729; 17.0572
TypeReservoir
Native nameMeahccejávri  (Northern Sami)
Basin countriesNorway
Max. length4 kilometres (2.5 mi)
Max. width1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi)
Surface area2.93 km2 (1.13 sq mi)
Shore length113.46 kilometres (8.36 mi)
Surface elevation508 metres (1,667 ft)
ReferencesNVE
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Niingsvatnet (Norwegian) or Meahccejávri (Northern Sami) 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 the village of Bogen in 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). yr.no. Retrieved 2010-04-11.