Þórisvatn

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Location
64°13'59"N
018°55'00"W
Country
 Iceland
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Þórisvatn (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈθouːrɪsˌvahtn̥]; sometimes anglicized to Thorisvatn) is the largest lake of Iceland, situated at the south end of Sprengisandur highland road within the highlands of Iceland.It is a reservoir of a surface about 88 km2 and uses the energy of the river Þjórsá, which comes down from the glacier Hofsjökull. Here in the south, it is exploited in a power station. It is like other Icelandic lakes, which are mostly glacial lakes or volcanic lakes, it normally has a stark green color.
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