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View of the dam at the south end of the lake
LocationEidfjord, Hordaland
Coordinates60°25′03″N 7°25′08″E / 60.4176°N 7.4188°E / 60.4176; 7.4188Coordinates: 60°25′03″N 7°25′08″E / 60.4176°N 7.4188°E / 60.4176; 7.4188
Basin countriesNorway
Max. length5.5 kilometres (3.4 mi)
Max. width3 kilometres (1.9 mi)
Surface area10.24 km2 (3.95 sq mi)
Shore length117.27 kilometres (10.73 mi)
Surface elevation940 metres (3,080 ft)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Sysenvatnet (English: Lake Sysen)[1] is a lake in the municipality of Eidfjord in Hordaland county, Norway. The 10.24-square-kilometre (3.95 sq mi) lake lies at the north end of the Sysendalen valley, about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) east of the famous Vøringfossen waterfall. The lake is dammed on the south end by a large stone embankment, and the lake is used as the main reservoir for the Sima Hydroelectric Power Station. The Sysen Dam can easily be seen from Norwegian National Road 7, which runs near the southern shore of the lake.[2]

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  1. ^ Hillestad, Knute Ove (1988). Sysendammen og landskapet (PDF). Oslo: Norges vassdrags- og energiverk. p. 24. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Sysenvatnet" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-05-30.