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Lake Vanajavesi, Finland

lakeLake Vanajavesi
countryFinland
surface area162 km2
maximum depth24 m
average depth13 m
lake typeNatural lake
catchment area7,808 km2
altitude68 m
volume2 km3
islandsRetulansaari
shore length322 km
settlementsViiala, Sääksmäki, Valkeakoski
residence time342 days
average discharge68 m3 / sec.

Lake Vanajavesi Information and Facts

Lake Vanajavesi is a natural lake that covers a surface area of 162 km2 (63 mi2), has an average depth of 13 meters (41 feet), and reaches a maximum depth of 24 meters (79 feet). Lake Vanajavesi boasts a total water volume of 2 km3 (1,603,593 acre-feet), and has a total shore line of 322 kilometers (201 miles). The lake, which sits at an elevation of 68 meters (224 feet), drains a whatershed that covers 7,808 km2 (3,015 mi2) and has a residence time of 342 days (0.94 years). The most important settlements on the shores of Lake Vanajavesi are Viiala, Sääksmäki, Valkeakoski.