The Walensee, also known as Lake Walen or Lake Walenstadt from Walenstadt, is a lake in eastern Switzerland. It is in the cantons of St. Gallen and Glarus. Other towns and villages at the lake include Weesen, Quinten, Quarten, and Murg.
Lake Walen and Unterterzen, Quarten
|Location||St. Gallen, Glarus|
|Primary inflows||Linth (Escherkanal), Seez, Murgbach|
|Primary outflows||Linth canal|
|Surface area||24.19 km2 (9.34 sq mi)|
|Average depth||104.7 m (344 ft)|
|Max. depth||151 m (495 ft)|
|Water volume||2.5 km3 (2,000,000 acre⋅ft)|
|Residence time||1.4258 years|
|Surface elevation||419 m (1,375 ft)|
|Settlements||Walenstadt, Weesen, Quinten, Quarten, Murg|
The three main rivers leading to this lake are the Seez, Murgbach, and Linth. The last continues its course from Walensee to Lake Zurich. The Schnittlauchinsel, at the eastern end of the lake, is the only island in the Walensee.
The Churfirsten range raises steeply on the north side from the lake's level at 419 m to 2,306 m above sea level.
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