Lake Ptuj

Lake Ptuj (pronounced [ˈptuːi̯]; Slovene: Ptujsko jezero) is a reservoir on the Drava River southeast of the town of Ptuj in eastern Slovenia. It is the largest reservoir in Slovenia and was created in 1978 when a dam for the Formin hydroelectric power plant was built on the Drava. It is still used as the reservoir for the power plant, but is also popular for rowing, sailing, and fishing.

Lake Ptuj
Ptuj with Lake Ptuj in the background
Coordinates46°24′7″N 15°53′36″E
Basin countriesSlovenia
Max. length5,500 m (18,000 ft)
Max. width1,600 m (5,200 ft)
Surface area3.5 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Max. depth12 m (39 ft)
Water volume0.02 km3 (0.0048 cu mi)
Surface elevation217.5 m (714 ft)


  • Firbas, Peter: Vsa slovenska jezera : leksikon slovenskih stoječih voda. DZS, Ljubljana 2001 COBISS 110125568

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