Lac de Moron

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Lac de Moron
Lac de Moron.jpg
Location: Canton of Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
Tributaries: Doubs
Drain: Doubs
Lac de Moron (Canton of Neuchâtel)
Lac de Moron
Coordinates 547 019  /  215 835 coordinates: 47 ° 5 '29 "  N , 6 ° 44' 27"  O ; CH1903:  547 019  /  215,835
Data on the structure
Lock type: Arch dam
Construction time: 1953
Height of the barrier structure : 74 m
Height above the river bed : 59 m
Height of the structure crown: 716  m above sea level M.
Building volume: 48 000  m³
Crown length: 150 m
Operator: Groupe E
Data on the reservoir
Water surface 0.69 km²dep1
Reservoir length 3.3 kmdep1
Storage space 15th 800 000  m³
Total storage space : 20th 600 000  m³
Catchment area 911 km²
Design flood : 500 m³ / s
Map Lac de Moron.png

The Lac de Moron is a reservoir in the Jura on the border between Switzerland and France . The lake begins with the Saut du Doubs , an imposing 27 meter high waterfall and has a striking greenish color.

The reservoir can be reached on foot from the French side from the village of Le Barboux , which is located in the Doubs department . On the Swiss side, the reservoir can be reached via the villages of Les Brenets , Le Locle and Les Planchettes .


The Châtelot dam was completed in 1953.

Châtelot dam on the Lac de Moron