The Verzasca at Lavertezzo
|- elevation||2,864 m (9,396 ft)|
|Lake Maggiore, Switzerland|
|Length||30 km (19 mi)|
The Verzasca is a Swiss 30-kilometre (19 mi) long mountain river originating at Pizzo Barone and flowing into Lake Maggiore. It is known for its clear turquoise water and vibrant colored rocks, as well as its treacherous currents. The Verzasca Dam is a few kilometers upriver from this lake.
The Verzasca River valley (Valle Verzasca) is in Ticino, the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland. Chestnut trees thrive at the bottom of the valley. Its water is crystal clear, and the depth does not exceed 10 metres (33 ft). Its average temperature is 7 to 10 °C (45 to 50 °F).
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- Daniela Pauli Falconi: Verzascatal in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland, 15 January 2014.