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Lake Coghinas

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Type  artificial lake
Basin countries  Italy
Area  17.8 km²
Outflow location  Coghinas
Primary outflows  Coghinas River
Surface area  17.8 km (6.9 sq mi)
Catchment area  1,900 km²
Inflow source  Coghinas
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Primary inflows  Coghinas River, Rio Mannu
Water volume  254×10^ m (206,000 acre·ft)

Lake Coghinas (Italian: Lago di Coghinas) is an artificial lake, in northern Sardinia, Italy, located between the provinces of Sassari and Sassari. With a surface of 17.8 km² and a capacity of 254 millions cubic metres of water, it is the second largest lake in the region (second only to Lake Omodeo) and one of the major reservoirs in Italy.

Map of Lake Coghinas, Italy

The dam, constructed under Fascism in 1924, is 185 metres long and 58 metres wide. It has the function of water supply, but also it has a hydroelectric power plant.

The lake is the home of a rich ecosystem, and it is become a tourist attraction, around its shores are present a youth hostel, restaurants, a sailing club.

References

Lake Coghinas Wikipedia


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