Kyyvesi (transl.Viper Water) is a rather large lake in the Southern Savonia region of Finland. Spite its size (129,95 km²) it's very shallow and extremely rocky.[1] Motorboating on Kyyvesi is recommended only for very experienced boaters as many of the rocks have not been mapped. Also, the limited amount of landing sites is a hindrance in moving swiftly through the lake. A general bathymetric chart was completed in 2006. Canoes, kayaks and rowing boats are recommended for visitors. There is a two-lake canoein route Kyyvesi–Puula with nice little harbours. The water is dark for the catchment area is mostly swampy terrain. Locals claim that two sorts of zander fishes are living in the lake.

Coordinates61°58′N 27°07′E
Catchment areaKymijoki
Basin countriesFinland
Surface area129.947 km2 (50.173 sq mi)
Average depth4.39 m (14.4 ft)
Max. depth35.25 m (115.6 ft)
Water volume0.57 km3 (460,000 acre⋅ft)
Shore length1857.26 km (532.68 mi)
Surface elevation100.65 m (330.2 ft)
IslandsEmäsalo, Honkasalo, Porosaari, Riuttasaari
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

See also


  1. Kyyvesi in the Jarviwiki Web Service. Retrieved 2014-03-01. (in English)
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