Renforsen rapid in the Vindel River
|Length||445 km (277 mi)|
|Basin size||12,650 km2 (4,880 sq mi)|
|- average||190 m3/s (6,700 cu ft/s)|
|Designated||19 March 2013|
The Vindel River (Swedish: Vindelälven) is a river in northern Sweden. It is a tributary to Ume River and the biggest tributary river in Sweden. It lends its name to the Vindelfjällens Nature Reserve, one of the largest protected areas in Europe, totaling 562,772 ha (approx. 5,628 km2). Since it is partially located with the reserve, it is permanently protected from hydroelectric development.
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