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Ullswater, United Kingdom

countryUnited Kingdom
surface area8 km2
maximum depth63 m
average depth19 m
lake typeRibbon lake
catchment area145 km2
altitude145 m
volume0.15 km3
shore length30 km
settlementsGlenridding, Pooley Bridge
residence time380 days
trophic stateeutrophic
average discharge4 m3 / sec.

Ullswater Information and Facts

Ullswater is a eutrophic ribbon lake that covers a surface area of 8 km2 (3 mi2), has an average depth of 19 meters (60 feet), and reaches a maximum depth of 63 meters (206 feet). Ullswater boasts a total water volume of 0.15 km3 (117,554 acre-feet), and has a total shore line of 30 kilometers (19 miles). The lake, which sits at an elevation of 145 meters (476 feet), drains a whatershed that covers 145 km2 (56 mi2) and has a residence time of 380 days (1 years). The most important settlements on the shores of Ullswater are Glenridding, Pooley Bridge.

Ullswater Fish Species

Brown trout