Lake Maardu (Estonian: Maardu järv; also known earlier as Lake Liivakandi) is a lake on the southern side of the town of Maardu, in northern Estonia. It has an area of 160 ha (400 acres), max. depth is 3.7 metres (12 ft)[1] and the lake is 33 metres (108 ft) above sea-level.[2]

Lake Maardu
Maardu järv
Maardu jarv.jpg
Lake Maardu from the south.
Lake Maardu Maardu järv is located in Estonia
Lake Maardu Maardu järv
Lake Maardu
Maardu järv
LocationMaardu, Harju County
Coordinates59°26′49″N 24°59′51″E / 59.44694°N 24.99750°E / 59.44694; 24.99750Coordinates: 59°26′49″N 24°59′51″E / 59.44694°N 24.99750°E / 59.44694; 24.99750
Primary outflowsKroodi stream
Catchment area13.4 km2 (5.2 sq mi; 3,300 acres)
Max. length1,400 m (4,600 ft)
Max. width920 m (3,020 ft)
Surface area160 ha (400 acres)
Average depth1.5 m (4.9 ft)
Max. depth3.7 m (12 ft)
Shore length15.794 km (3.6 mi)
Surface elevation33 m (108 ft)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lake Maardu was a natural waterbody before 1894 when the landowner of Maardu Manor Otto von Brevern dug a ditch (Kroodi stream [et]) to the sea and the lake run empty. It was restored in 1939.

Maardu village with Maardu Manor is located on the southeastern side of the lake.


  1. ^ a b "Maardu järv" (in Estonian). EELIS – Estonian Nature Infosystem. Archived from the original on 20 August 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Maardu järv" (in Estonian).