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View of the dam at the south end of the lake
Location Eidfjord, Hordaland
Coordinates 60°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 countries Norway
Max. length 5.5 kilometres (3.4 mi)
Max. width 3 kilometres (1.9 mi)
Surface area 10.24 km2 (3.95 sq mi)
Shore length1 17.27 kilometres (10.73 mi)
Surface elevation 940 metres (3,080 ft)
References NVE
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 be easily 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.