Lake Iseo or Iseo lake (US: // ee-ZAY-oh; Italian: Lago d'Iseo [ˈlaːɡo diˈzɛːo]; Eastern Lombard: Lach d'Izé), also known as Sebino (Italian: [seˈbiːno]; Latin: Sebinus), is the fourth largest lake in Lombardy, Italy, fed by the Oglio river.
|Native name||Lago d'Iseo / Sebino (Italian)|
Lach d'Izé (Lombard)
|Catchment area||1,777 km2 (686 sq mi)|
|Max. length||25 km (16 mi)|
|Surface area||65.3 km2 (25.2 sq mi)|
|Average depth||124 m (407 ft)|
|Max. depth||251 m (823 ft)|
|Residence time||8.8 years|
|Surface elevation||185 m (607 ft)|
|Islands||Monte Isola, Loreto, St. Paul|
It is in the north of the country in the Val Camonica area, near the cities of Brescia and Bergamo. The lake is almost equally divided between the Provinces of Bergamo and Brescia. Northern Italy is known for its heavily industrialised towns and in between there are several natural lakes. Lake Iseo retains its natural environment, with its lush green mountains surrounding the crystal clear lake.
A road has been carved into the side of the mountains that circumnavigates the entire lake.
|Valle Camonica - Alto Sebino Biosphere Reserve|
|Area||1,355.65 square kilometres (523.42 sq mi)|
|Governing body||Comunità Montana di Valle Camonica|
The level of the lake is regulated by the dam of Sarnico, built in 1933 in Fosio. The work, built in concrete and steel, is managed by the Consorzio dell'Oglio which divides the water withdrawn between irrigation uses and hydroelectric uses.
In addition to the Oglio river, the lake is fed by the following creeks and streams:
Around the shore of the lake are some small towns:
Two smaller islands, Loreto and St. Paul, are privately owned.
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- UNESCO. "Valle Camonica – Alto Sebino Biosphere Reserve, Italy". Archived from the original on 1 November 2019. Retrieved 1 November 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Clemente, R. (4 November 2013). "Sarnico: la diga compie 80 anni Difende il lago, irriga la Bassa" [Sarnico: the dam is 80 years old(. It) defends the lake, irrigates the low (Bergamo and Brescia provinces)] (in Italian). L'eco di Bergamo.
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