Topozero

Topozero

 

a lake in the northern part of the Karelian ASSR. The lake, which covers an area of 986 sq km, is located at an elevation of 109 m. It extends north-northwest to south-southeast. Its shores, especially the eastern one, are indented. The lake has many islands, with a total area of 63 sq km. It is fed mainly by snow. The water level is highest in June and lowest in April. The lake freezes in late October or November, and the ice breaks up in May. When the Kuma Hydroelectric Power Plant was built in 1966, the lake became part of the Kuma Reservoir. The lake is used for floating timber and for fishing, especially for cisco, grayling, whitefish, and smelt.

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Lakes Topozero, Segozero, Rugozero, Vigozero, Syamozero, Vodlozero, Tulmozero and Onego are located in the northern, central and southern parts of Karelia and have significantly different morphometric characteristics (Fig.
Lakes Onego and Topozero were not taken into consideration, since observations reflect the situation in a semi-enclosed bay rather than the open part of the lake.
The average observed freezing date of Lake Topozero has shifted to an earlier date, as the monitoring stations on these lakes are in the bays.