Lago di Viverone

Lago di Viverone
Location Provinces of Biella, Turin and Vercelli; Piedmont
Coordinates 45°25′N 8°02′E / 45.417°N 8.033°E / 45.417; 8.033Coordinates: 45°25′N 8°02′E / 45.417°N 8.033°E / 45.417; 8.033
Primary inflows underwater springs
Catchment area 25.7 km2 (9.9 sq mi)
Basin countries Italy
Max. length 3.5 km (2.2 mi)
Max. width 2.6 km (1.6 mi)
Surface area 5.8 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
Max. depth 70 m (230 ft)
Shore length1 10.5 km (6.5 mi)
Surface elevation 230 m (750 ft)
Settlements Viverone, Lido, Masseria, Comuna, Anzasco
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lago di Viverone (in Piedmontese Lagh ëd Vivron) is a lake in northern Italy. Named after the town of Viverone, lies at 230 m AMSL between the districts of Biella, Vercelli and Ivrea in the area of morainic hills known as Serra. It has an area of about 6 km2 and a maximum depth of 70 m, and a perimeter of about 10.5 km. The lake is 3,500 m long and 2,600 m wide. The southern and western parts of the lake are rich in vegetation while the north part is built-up and includes hotels, camping sites and beaches.

Ducks, mallard, coots, grebes and gulls form the major part of the fauna; angling is a popular activity with catches including common whitefish, perch, tench, pike and catfish.

Viverone is a centre for day trips and the lakeside communities of Lido, Masseria, Comuna and Anzasco have recently been connected by a boat service.

The lake is also an important archaeological site: villages made up of stilt houses were present here in the Bronze Age (1300–900 BCE).

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