Wichelsee

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Wichelsee
Location Obwalden
Coordinates 46°55′10″N 8°16′21″E / 46.91944°N 8.27250°E / 46.91944; 8.27250Coordinates: 46°55′10″N 8°16′21″E / 46.91944°N 8.27250°E / 46.91944; 8.27250
Type reservoir
Basin countries Switzerland
Surface area 22 ha (54 acres)
Water volume 0.4 million cubic metres (320 acre·ft)
Surface elevation 459 m (1,506 ft)

Wichelsee is a lake in Obwalden, Switzerland. Its surface area is 22 ha (54 acres). The reservoir is located in the municipalities of Alpnach and Sarnen. It formed after the Sarner Aa was dammed in 1955. The area around the lake was protected in 2005.