10 Interesting Facts About Lake St Maritz

Facts About Lake St Maritz: 

  1. The first cricket tournament on the frozen lake took place in 1990.
  2. English cricketer David Gower parked his rental car on the ice in January 1990; overnight it broke through the ice and sank.
  3. For three weekends every February, horse races are held on the frozen lake. The Horse Races are known as the “White Turf” are held since 1907.
  4. Lake St. Moritz is a lake at St. Moritz, Switzerland.
  5. Every January or early February, Polo matches are held on the lake.
  6. Lake St. Moritz surface area of 0.78 km². 
  7. The max length of Lake St Maritz is 1.6 km and max Width is at 0.6 km.
  8. Lake St Maritz is usually frozen between the months of December to May.
  9. The primary inflow of water that goes into the Lake is from Inn River and Ovel dal Mulin.
  10. The Olympic Winter Games were held on St Moritz in 1928 and 1948, the lake hosted a number of events. 

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10 Interesting Lake Thun Facts

Facts About Lake Thun:

  1. The lake was created after the last glacial period.

  2. After the 10th century, it split from Lake Brienz, before which the two lakes were combined, as Wendelsee “Lake Wendel”.

  3. Following World War II and up until 1964, the Swiss Government disposed of unused munitions into Lake Thun. The quantity of munitions dumped is reported to be from 3,000 to more than 9,020 tons.

  4. Lake Thun is approximate 2,500 km².

  5. Lake Thun has a max length of 17.5 km and max Width of 3.5 Km.

  6. In 1835, passenger steamships began operating regularly on the lake.

  7. Lake Thun is home to three settlements: Thun, Spiez & Faulensee.

  8. Lake Thun is an Alpine lake in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland.

  9. Types of Fish that can be found in the Lake Thun: Northern pike, Brown trout, Brook trout, Lake trout & Grayling.

  10. Lake Thun has a max depth of 217 m and an average depth of 136 m.

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20 Interesting Lake Geneva Facts

Lake Geneva is a crescent-shaped lake shared between France and Switzerland, and overlooked by the Alps.

Lake Geneva Facts

  1. The largest city on the shores of Lake Geneva in Geneva.
  2. Lake Geneva has been explored by four submarines.
  3. The lake forms the border between France and Switzerland.
  4. The deepest point is 310 m deep.
  5. The biggest contributing river is the Rhone, other important tributaries are the Dranse, the Venoge and the Aubonne.
  6. Lake Geneva is the largest Alpine lake in Europe.
  7. There are six small islands in the lake: Île de la Harpe, Île de Salagno, Île de Peilz, Île de Choisi, Île Rousseau and The island with Chillon castle.
  8. The Pierres du Niton are two erratic stones in the lake in Geneva. They were deposited there during the last ice age.
  9. The first recorded name of the lake is Lacus Lemannus, dating from Roman times.
  10. The average surface elevation of 372 m above sea level.
  11. Lake Geneva is divided into three parts because of its different types of formation: sedimentation, tectonic folding, glacial erosion.
  12. Yacht racing is a popular sport, and high-performance catamarans have been developed specifically for the lake.
  13. In the late 1960s, the pollution made it dangerous to swim at some parts of the lake, the visibility underwater was close to zero, In 1980s the pollution was so bad it had almost wiped out all the fish. This has now improved and it’s now safe to swim again. 
  14. The Lavaux vineyard terraces plunge into Lake Geneva is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. 
  15. The lake has 20 indigenous species of fish and 6 that were introduced in the 19th century.
  16. Prehistoric lake dwellings have been found on the shores.
  17. Lake Geneva is the largest body of water in Switzerland.
  18. The first recorded name of the lake is Lacus Lemannus, dating from Roman times; Lemannus comes from Ancient Greek Liménos Límnē, meaning “port’s lake”.
  19. The Rhone traverses the lake, and exits at Geneva. On average, its waters take 11.4 years to traverse the lake.
  20. The lake surface is the lowest point of the Valais and Vaud cantons & the Greatest depth can be found in the broader portion between Lausanne and Evian-Les-Bains.
Lake Name: Lake Geneva
Country (s): Switzerland, France
Surface Area: 572 km2
Maximum Depth: 310 m
Average Depth: 156 m
Lake Type: Glacial
Altitude: 370 m
In Flow Rhone & Dranse
Out Flow Rhone

 

Lake Geneva Facts
Lake Geneva Facts

Lake Eupen

Lake Eupen

Lake Eupen was created due to a dam that was built on the river Vesdre in 1938 and by 1950 it was inaugurated by Prince Charles of Belgium.

The German population of Eupen refer to the river as Vesdre as Weser, which is distinct from the Weser river in North Germany.

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Area 311 acres
Surface elevation 1,181′
Length 1.864 mi
Width 984′
Volume 0.005998 cubic miles
Water volume 25×106 m3 (20,000 acre·ft)
Surface elevation 360 m (1,180 ft)
Islands 0

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lake eupen

Location

Wesertalsperre
4700 Eupen
Belgium