Lake Albigna

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Lake Albigna
Lägh da l'Albigna
Lake Albigna
Lake Albigna
Location: Bernina Alps Graubünden Switzerland
canton of Grisonscanton of Grisons  SwitzerlandSwitzerland 
Tributaries: various mountain streams
Drain: Albigna
Albignasee (Bernina Alps)
Lake Albigna
Coordinates 770 074  /  133 350 coordinates: 46 ° 19 '48 "  N , 9 ° 38' 51"  O ; CH1903:  seven hundred seventy thousand and seventy-four  /  one hundred thirty-three thousand three hundred and fifty
Data on the structure
Lock type: Gravity dam
Construction time: 1959
Height of the barrier structure : 115
Crown length: 759 m
Operator: Electricity company of the city of Zurich
Data on the reservoir
Altitude (at congestion destination ) 2161  m above sea level M.
Water surface 1.13 km²
Reservoir length 2 km
Storage space 926 000 000  m³
Total storage space : 70 000 000  m³
Catchment area 20.5 km²
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The Albignasee or Lägh da l'Albigna (in Bergell dialect) is a reservoir in the Swiss municipality of Bregaglia (near Vicosoprano ) in the canton of Graubünden . The lake is 2162 meters above sea level and has a maximum depth of 108 m. The dam was completed in 1959.

The reservoir can be reached from Bergell . From the hamlet of Pranzaira you can visit the reservoir with a cable car, or you can climb the approx. 1000 meters on foot.

The lake is embedded between the Pizzo di Zocca (3173 m above sea level), Piz dal Päl (2617 m above sea level), the Punta da l'Albigna (2823 m above sea level) and the Piz Cacciabella (2979 m above sea level) m above sea level). In the south of the lake the Albigna glacier used to reach the shore.



  • Andrea Tognina, Florian Hitz: On the construction of the Albigna dam. Bündner Monatsblatt 3/2016, pp. 261–299.

Web links

Commons : Albignasee  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Guided tours of the Albigna dam at