Lac de Pérolles
|Lac de Pérolles|
View near Maigrauge Dam (at right)
|Location||Fribourg, Canton of Fribourg|
|Catchment area||1,250 km2 (480 sq mi)|
|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. 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). The Maigrauge Dam has a gated spillway.
- "Swiss Committee on Dams - Maigrauge", Swissdams.ch, 2008, SD-dam-103.
- Réserve naturelle du lac de Pérolles (French)
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