Storavatnet

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Storavatnet
LocationBergen, Hordaland
Coordinates60°21′22″N 5°13′02″E / 60.3561°N 5.2173°E / 60.3561; 5.2173Coordinates: 60°21′22″N 5°13′02″E / 60.3561°N 5.2173°E / 60.3561; 5.2173
Basin countriesNorway
Max. length2.2 kilometres (1.4 mi)
Max. width900 metres (3,000 ft)
Surface area1 km2 (0.39 sq mi)
Surface elevation40 metres (130 ft)
ReferencesNVE

Storavatnet is a lake just southwest of the village of Loddefjord in Bergen, Hordaland county, Norway. The 2.2-kilometre (1.4 mi) long lake is located in the borough of Laksevåg, west of the city center of Bergen.[1]

There is a small man-made dam on the southwest coast, regulating the one natural outlet for the 1-square-kilometre (250-acre) lake. The major highway junction of Norwegian County Road 562 and Norwegian National Road 555 lies on the northern shore of the lake. Route 562 heads north to the Askøy Bridge going to the island of Askøy. Route 555 heads west to the Sotra Bridge which goes to the island of Sotra. The terminal in Loddefjord, near the lake is the proposed end of the new Loddefjord branch of the Bergen Light Rail system.

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Effect of the infilling of Storavatnet (Bergen) on the hydrology Gerard Dam, 19 June 2017

  1. ^ "Storvatnet (Laksevåg)" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-09-13.