Lake Poschiavo

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Lake Poschiavo
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Geographical location Poschiavo , Switzerland
Tributaries Poschiavino
Drain Poschiavino
Places on the shore Le Prese , Miralago
Coordinates 804 334  /  129098 coordinates: 46 ° 16 '56 "  N , 10 ° 5' 25"  O ; CH1903:  804334  /  129098
Lago di Poschiavo (Canton of Graubünden)
Lake Poschiavo
Altitude above sea level 962  m above sea level M.
surface 1.98 km²
scope 7.226 km
Maximum depth 84 m


Natural reservoir

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The Lago di Poschiavo ( Eng . Puschlaversee ) is a lake in the southern Grisons valley of Puschlav . The small towns of Le Prese and Miralago are located directly on the lake ; the centers of the municipalities of Poschiavo and Brusio are 5 and 3 km away respectively.

You can reach the lake from the north via the Bernina Pass or the Forcola di Livigno , from the south via Tirano (Italy). The Bernina Railway runs for 2 km along the western bank. You can walk around the lake in two hours on a level hiking trail.

The lake was dammed by a prehistoric landslide . There is no artificial dam, only a water intake at the southern end to regulate the flow. Most of the water flows in the tunnel to Monte Scala ( 937  m above sea level ) and from there to the Campocologno power station , the remaining water takes the natural route through the Poschiavino river . The total water content is around 120 million , of which 15 million m³ are used to generate electricity.

See also

List of lakes in the canton of Graubünden


Web links

Commons : Lago di Poschiavo  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d Seen (Federal Office for the Environment FOEN). Retrieved January 18, 2020 .
  2. Bad Le Prese on