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Fishing Lake Vattern, Karlsborg, Sweden
Lake Vattern, Karlsborg, Sweden
Several records for landlocked Atlantic salmon have been established in Lake Vattern.
"he basin of Lake Vattern is boat-shaped and is easily affected by changes in wind and atmospheric pressure which results in development of standing waves of from 20 to 25 cm amplitude. Many severe gales occur in the lake due to its shape, which makes it especially sensitive to wind influence. The seiches give rise to strong currents affecting the sedimentation. The distribution of erosion, accumulation and transportational bottoms in Lake Vattern is reflected in the concentration of metals in the sediments. The distribution of these bottom types is also of great importance for the development of bottom fauna. The spawning places of the famous Vattern char (an endemic form of Salvelinus alpinus) is indeed totally dependent on the type of bottom. he depth, the relatively large water volume, and the transparency of Lake Vattern make it a unique body of water. The ratio of drainage area/lake area is only 2.3, which suggests a low areal loading and hence an oligotrophic status. These properties together with its central position in southern Sweden makes it an extremely good water resource for communities and industries. The lake is also a great natural asset, famous for its beauty. here are six large and sixteen smaller tributaries to the lake and many small brooks. Lake Vattern discharges into a system of lakes connected to the Baltic via a canal." Extract in quotes taken from World Lakes Database
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