The Balmi River[1]: 8 [2] (Norwegian: Balmielva[3] or simply Balmi[1][4]) is a river in the municipality of Fauske in Nordland county, Norway.[4] It flows about 6.5 km (4.0 mi) from one lake and empties into another: from Kjelvatnet (Lule Sami: Giebbnejávrre or Giebnejávri)[5] at an elevation of 510 meters (1,670 ft)[5] north to Langvatnet at an elevation of 127 meters (417 ft).[6] The river has a drainage basin of 439 square kilometers (169 sq mi).[7] The river is located a short distance south of the village of Sulitjelma and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) southeast of the Fauske.

Balmi River
Balmi River is located in Nordland
Balmi River
Location of the river
Balmi River is located in Norway
Balmi River
Balmi River (Norway)
Native nameBalmielva  (Norwegian)
Location
CountryNorway
CountyNordland
MunicipalityFauske
Physical characteristics
SourceKjelvatnet
 • locationFauske, Norway
 • coordinates67°04′33″N 16°02′47″E / 67.07579°N 16.04635°E / 67.07579; 16.04635
 • elevation510 metres (1,670 ft)
MouthLangvatnet
 • location
Fauske, Norway
 • coordinates
67°07′17″N 16°05′35″E / 67.1215°N 16.09299°E / 67.1215; 16.09299Coordinates: 67°07′17″N 16°05′35″E / 67.1215°N 16.09299°E / 67.1215; 16.09299
 • elevation
127 metres (417 ft)
Length6.5 km (4.0 mi)
Basin size439 km2 (169 sq mi)

The Fagerli and Daja hydroelectric power stations, operated by Salten Kraftsamband, are located on the river.[4][8][9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Iversen, Eigil Rune, et al. 2009. Oppfølging av forurensningssituasjonen i Sulitjelma gruvefelt, Fauske kommune. Undersøkelser i 2008. Oslo: Norsk institutt for vannforskning.
  2. ^ Engineering 99 (1915), p. xxiv. London: Office for Advertisements and Publication
  3. ^ "Balmielva, Fauske (Nordland)" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved January 24, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c Store norske leksikon: Balmielva.
  5. ^ a b "Kjelvatnet, Fauske (Nordland)" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved January 24, 2017.
  6. ^ "Langvatnet, Fauske (Nordland)" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved January 24, 2017.
  7. ^ Arnesen, Rolf T. 1976. Undersøkelse av Langvatn som deponiringssted for avgang. Blindern: Norsk institutt for vannforskning, p. 10.
  8. ^ "SKS produksjon: Fagerli". Archived from the original on 2017-02-02. Retrieved 2017-01-24.
  9. ^ "SKS produksjon: Daja". Archived from the original on 2016-08-16. Retrieved 2017-01-24.