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Location Valais
Coordinates 46°10′07″N 7°41′35″E / 46.16861°N 7.69306°E / 46.16861; 7.69306
Basin countries Switzerland
Surface area 9.2 ha (23 acres)[1]
Surface elevation 2,177 m (7,142 ft)[2]

The Turtmannsee is a reservoir located south of Gruben/Meiden at the foot of the Turtmann Glacier, in the Swiss canton of Valais. The lake has a surface area of 0.092 km² and is located at 2,177 metres above sea level. It is split between the municipalities of Oberems (west) and Turtmann-Unterems (east). Just above the Turtmannsee lies a smaller reservoir.


  1. ^ Area retrieved from Google Earth (July 2013)
  2. ^ Height retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps