Lac de l'Hongrin

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Lac de l'Hongrin
Lac de l'Hongrin.jpg
Geographical location Canton of Vaud
Tributaries Hongrin , Petit Hongrin , various mountain streams
Drain Hongrin
Coordinates 569 996  /  141 561 coordinates: 46 ° 25 '29 "  N , 7 ° 2' 54"  O ; CH1903:  five hundred sixty-nine thousand nine hundred ninety-six  /  one hundred and forty-one thousand five hundred sixty-one
Lac de l'Hongrin (Canton of Vaud)
Lac de l'Hongrin
Altitude above sea level 1255  m above sea level M.
surface 1.6 km²
Maximum depth 105 m


two arch dams side by side

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The Lac de l'Hongrin is located in the canton of Vaud in the communes of Château-d'Oex and Ormont-Dessous . The water is processed in the Veytaux power station and then flows into Lake Geneva . In this way, the catchment area of ​​the Hongrin , which drains to the Rhine , is partly fed to the Rhone via the European main watershed .

The reservoir can be reached from the east via La Lécherette , from the southwest via Corbeyrier or from the north via Montbovon .

The area south of Lac de l'Hongrin is a military firing range, so that on weekdays access is often restricted or not possible at all.


The two arch dams Hongrin Nord and Hongrin Sud were completed in 1969; the entire construction work lasted from 1966 to 1971.

Technical data of the dams

Hongrin Nord and Hongrin Sud
Completion: 1969 1969
Lock type: Arch dam Arch dam
Crown length: 325 m 272 m
Height: 125 m 90 m
Lock volume: 235,000 m³ 220,000 m³
Catchment area: 45.6 km²
Storage volume: 53.2 million m³
Surface: 160 ha
Length: 2.7 km
Capacity: 100 m³ / s
Forces Motrices Hongrin-Léman, Lausanne
Lac de l'Hongrin

Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Forces Motrices Hongrin-Léman SA (FMHL). (No longer available online.) Alpiq, archived from the original on November 10, 2012 ; Retrieved November 10, 2011 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /