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 Hallingdalselva River

Hallingdalselva River is a river which flows through the valley and traditional district of Hallingdal in Buskerud. In the valley, the river is often referred to as Storåne ("the great river"). The Hallingdal River rises from within the Hardangervidda mountain plateau. Hallingdal River is formed by the confluence of the Usta River which flows from Lake Ustevatn and the Holselva River from Lake Strandavatnet. Hallingdal River flows from the north into Lake Krøderen (Krøderfjorden) at Gulsvik.

Lake Krøderen discharges via the Snarumselva (Snamum river) at the south end of the lake. A number of rivers flow into the Hallingdal River including the Votna, Lya, Hemsil, Todøla and Rukkedøla. Hallingdal River has a total length of 220 kilometres and a catchment area of 4,587 square kilometres. The river falls 318 metres in its journey to Krøderen, which is 132 metres above sea-level. There are many hydro-electric power stations in the valley with an annual power production of about 4 TWh.

The whole river system is now almost fully developed with a total of 13 power plants. The largest plants are Hol, Nes, Usta and Hemsil. The total average annual production is approximately 4143 GWh.

Hallingdal Valley is a valley as well as a traditional district located in Buskerud. It consists of six municipalities: Flå, Nes, Gol, Hemsedal, Ål and Hol (Geilo). Hallingdal is one of the major valleys of eastern Norway, on an area of 5,830 square kilometers. Hallingdal lies in the northern part of the county of Buskerud. The valley stretches from Gulsvik by Lake Krøderen to the border with Hordaland and Sogn & Fjordane.



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