Storsjön

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Storsjön

 

a lake in Sweden. Lake Storsjón covers an area of 456 sq km and has a depth of 75 m. The lake is situated in a glacial tectonic depression at an elevation of 292 m. The shores are wooded, steep, and strongly indented. There are many islands in the lake. Lake Storsjón is frozen from November through May. The Indalsálven River flows across the lake. The lake is navigable and is used for fishing. The city of Óstersund is situated on the eastern shore.

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Set high above the expansive lake Storsjon, it offers the opportunity to mingle with moose in their natural environment.
(48) In 1954, the IFR made its first introduction of mysids and lake trout into Lake Storsjon, whose brown trout and Arctic char fishery had declined as a result of dam operations.
On one side there is a ski slope glistening in the Swedish sunshine and opposite is the stunning lake Storsjon.
The major WTP in Ostersund (WTP-O) draws surface water from nearby Lake StorsjOn and supplies drinking water to [approximately equal to] 51,000 of the city's inhabitants.
Cryptosporidium oocysts were found in drinking water and raw water samples collected at the WTP-O on November 27 and in all samples of WTP-O drinking water, water from the distribution network, and raw water from Lake StorsjOn over the next 2 months (Table 5).
Oocysts were detected in 4 of 22 raw water samples from other municipalities near Lake StorsjOn but in only 1 drinking water sample from a WTP (online Technical Appendix Table).
Survival of the oocysts in Lake StorsjOn was probably prolonged because the outbreak occurred in winter when the lake was covered with ice.
IN Western Sweden, "Storsie" is claimed to be a Nessie-like beast living in Lake Storsjon. In 1988 the authorities took the story seriously enough to ban anyone from hunting the beast - but as Storsie hasn't been sighted since 1999 the ban has this year been lifted.
The large, serpent-like creature is said to live in Lake Storsjon, in the province of Jamtland.
A decision in 1986 placed the monster - a giant serpent which is said to live in Lake Storsjon, Jamtland - under protection.
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