Zegrze Reservoir

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Zegrze Reservoir
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LocationNorth of Warsaw
Coordinates52°29′12″N 21°01′18″E / 52.48667°N 21.02167°E / 52.48667; 21.02167Coordinates: 52°29′12″N 21°01′18″E / 52.48667°N 21.02167°E / 52.48667; 21.02167
Primary inflowsNarew, Bug
Primary outflowsNarew
Basin countriesPoland
Surface area33 km2 (13 sq mi)

The Zegrze Reservoir (or Zegrze Lake, in Polish officially Jezioro Zegrzyńskie, unofficially Zalew Zegrzyński) is a man-made reservoir in Poland, located just north of Warsaw, on the lower course of the Narew river. It is formed by a dam constructed in 1963 with a hydroelectric complex producing 20 Megawatts of energy. Its total area is about 33 km². The name originates from the nearby Zegrze village, featuring the historic Radziwiłł Palace (Pałac Zegrzyński) built in 1847 by the noble Krasiński family.[1][2]

Due to its location near the Polish capital and its natural environment, Zalew Zegrzyński is a popular place of recreation for the residents of Warsaw.[citation needed]Zalew Zegrzyński/Mazovian Voivodeship

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  1. ^ Waldek Andrzejewski, Urszula Górska. "Zegrze. Zalew Zegrzyński" (in Polish). Regionalny serwis informacyjny. Archived from the original on April 26, 2012. Retrieved 27 December 2011 – via Internet Archive.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  2. ^ "Pałac Zegrzyński" (in Polish). Polska w zabytkach. Pałace. Retrieved 27 December 2011.

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