Võrtsjärv

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Võrtsjärv
Rõngu jõe suue 2007.jpg
Location Estonia
Coordinates 58°17′N 26°02′E / 58.283°N 26.033°E / 58.283; 26.033Coordinates: 58°17′N 26°02′E / 58.283°N 26.033°E / 58.283; 26.033
Primary inflows Väike Emajõgi
Tänassilma
Õhne
Tarvastu
Primary outflows Emajõgi
Catchment area 3,100 km2 (1,200 sq mi)
Basin countries Estonia, Latvia
Surface area 270 km2 (100 sq mi)
Average depth 2.7 m (8 ft 10 in)
Max. depth 6 m (20 ft)
Water volume 0.8 km3 (650,000 acre·ft)
Shore length1 96 km (60 mi)
Surface elevation 33.7 m (111 ft)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lake Võrtsjärv (German: Wirzsee) is a lake in southern Estonia with an area of 270 km² (104 mi²).

It is the second largest lake of Estonia behind Lake Peipus.[1] The shallow lake is 33.7 m (111 ft) above sea level. The river Emajõgi flows from Lake Võrtsjärv to Lake Peipus.

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