Limmernsee

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Limmernsee (or Limmerensee) is a reservoir in the Canton of Glarus, Switzerland, between the peaks of Muttenchopf (2,482 m), Selbsanft (2,950 m) and Kistenstöckli (2,746 m). It may be reached by aerial tramway or by foot from Linthal.

Limmernsee
Limmerensee
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LocationGlarus
Coordinates46°50′8″N 9°0′51″E / 46.83556°N 9.01417°E / 46.83556; 9.01417Coordinates: 46°50′8″N 9°0′51″E / 46.83556°N 9.01417°E / 46.83556; 9.01417
Typereservoir
Primary inflowsMuttenbach,
canal from Muttsee,
Limmern Glacier
Primary outflowsLimmernbach
Catchment area17.8 km2 (6.9 sq mi)
Basin countriesSwitzerland
Max. length3 km (1.9 mi)
Surface area1.36 km2 (0.53 sq mi)
Max. depth122 m (400 ft)
Water volume93 million cubic metres (75,000 acre⋅ft)
Surface elevation1,857 m (6,093 ft)

The Limmern dam was completed in 1963 and is the largest reservoir used by the Linth–Limmern Power Stations. The lake's surface area is 1.36 km2 (0.53 sq mi).

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