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Niingsvatnet  (Norwegian)
Meahccejávri  (Northern Sami)
Niingsvatnet is located in Troms
Location of the lake
Niingsvatnet is located in Nordland
Niingsvatnet (Nordland)
Niingsvatnet is located in Norway
Niingsvatnet (Norway)
Location Troms and Nordland
Coordinates 68°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
Type Reservoir
Basin countries Norway
Max. length 4 kilometres (2.5 mi)
Max. width 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi)
Surface area 2.93 km2 (1.13 sq mi)
Shore length1 13.46 kilometres (8.36 mi)
Surface elevation 508 metres (1,667 ft)
References NVE
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.

See also


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