Porttipahta Reservoir

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Porttipahta Reservoir
Porttipahta power plant and dam 01 2009-10-01.JPG
Coordinates 68°03′N 26°41′E / 68.050°N 26.683°E / 68.050; 26.683Coordinates: 68°03′N 26°41′E / 68.050°N 26.683°E / 68.050; 26.683
Type Reservoir
Primary outflows Kitinen
Catchment area Kemijoki
Basin countries Finland
Built 1970
Surface area 148.598 km2 (57.374 sq mi)
Average depth 4.44 m (14.6 ft)
Max. depth 30 m (98 ft)
Water volume 0.66 km3 (540,000 acre·ft)
Shore length1 335.59 km (208.53 mi)
Surface elevation 242.3 m (795 ft)
Frozen November–May
Settlements Sodankylä
References [1]
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Porttipahta Reservoir (Finnish: Porttipahdan tekojärvi) is a large lake in the Kemijoki main catchment area. It is located in the region of Lapland in Finland.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Porttipahta Reservoir in the Jarviwiki Web Service. Retrieved 2014-03-06. (in English)