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Geneva (Leman, Lac)

General Information

Description
Country France
Switzerland
Latitude 46° 20' 0" (46.3333)
Longitude 6° 40' 0" (6.6667)
River Basin Rhône

Maps

 Geneva aerial map

Physical Characteristics

Description
Volume 88.90 km3
Surface Area 584.00 km2
Depth Mean depth: 153.0 m
Maximum depth: 310.0 m
Residence Time 11.8 years
Origin Glacial
Type Fresh
Permanent
Natural
Catchment Catchment size: 7,975.00 km2
Catchment/surface area ratio: 14:1

Socio-Political

Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management

Description
Issues
Monitoring

Biodiversity Conservation

Description
Designations Ramsar Site
Species of Concern

Organizations

Musee du Leman
Alpine Lake Observatory
Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network

Documents

Resources

ILEC Database
Musee du Leman (Lake Geneva Museum)

News

5/29/2013 - Microplastic Pollution Prevalent in Lakes, Too
12/15/2001 - Creation of a fish nursery in Lake Geneva for Arctic Char
1/14/1997 - Swiss up in the air on lakeside flights

Additional Data Sources

Birkett, C., and I. Mason. 1995. A new global lakes database for remote sensing programme studying climatically sensitive large lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 21 (3) 307-318.
International Lake Environment Committee, the United Nations Environment Program and Environment Agency, Government of Japan. 1997. World Lakes Database.

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