Stora Stokkavatnet

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Stora Stokkavatnet
LocationStavanger, Rogaland
Coordinates58°57′43″N 5°40′07″E / 58.9619°N 05.6686°E / 58.9619; 05.6686Coordinates: 58°57′43″N 5°40′07″E / 58.9619°N 05.6686°E / 58.9619; 05.6686
Basin countriesNorway
Max. length2.7 kilometres (1.7 mi)
Max. width1.6 kilometres (0.99 mi)
Surface area2.12 km2 (0.82 sq mi)
Max. depth42 metres (138 ft)
Shore length17,900 metres (25,900 ft)
Surface elevation11 metres (36 ft)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Stora Stokkavatnet is a lake in the municipality of Stavanger in Rogaland county, Norway.[1] The 2.12-square-kilometre (0.82 sq mi) lake lies just west of the city centre of Stavanger. The lake lies in the northwest part of the municipality and it forms the boundary of the boroughs of Tasta (to the north), Eiganes og Våland (to the east), and Madla (to the south and west).

From 1931 until 1959, this lake was the reservoir for the city's drinking water. Since 2009, the lake has been the back-up water supply.[2]

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  1. ^ "Stora Stokkavatnet, Stavanger (Rogaland)" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2016-05-01.
  2. ^ Berge Førland, Lene (2009-07-03). "Nyt sommeren i Stokkavannet" (in Norwegian). RegionStavanger. Retrieved 2016-05-01.