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Lai da Curnera

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Location  Grisons
Basin countries  Switzerland
Max. depth  136 m (446 ft)
Area  81 ha
Inflow source  Rein da Curnera
Type  reservoir
Surface area  0.81 km (0.31 sq mi)
Surface elevation  1,956 m
Catchment area  24.1 km²
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Water volume  41.1 million cubic metres (33,300 acre·ft)
Similar  Lai da Nalps, Alps, Lago dei Cavagnöö, Sufnersee, Tomasee

Lai da Curnera is a reservoir on the river Rein da Curnera in the municipality of Tujetsch, in the Grisons, Switzerland. The reservoir is linked to Lai da Sontga Maria and Lai da Nalps in the neighboring valley. The lake's volume is 41.1 million cubic metres (33,300 acre·ft) and its surface area 81 ha (200 acres).

Map of Lai da Curnera, 7189 Tujetsch, Switzerland

All surrounding rivers are diverted into the reservoir, among them the Rein da Tuma, coming from Lai da Tuma (Tomasee), near the Oberalp Pass and known as the source of the river Rhine. The Vorderrhein, or Anterior Rhine as the Rhine is called in this area, passes just about 2 kilometers north to the barrier of the lake. A multiday trekking route is signposted along the young Rhine called Senda Sursilvana, from where the barrier can be spotted easily.

References

Lai da Curnera Wikipedia


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