Lake Omodeo

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Lake Omodeo
Lago Omodeo
Lagu Omodeu
Sardegna - Lago Omodeo.JPG
Coordinates40°08′10″N 8°54′54″E / 40.136°N 8.915°E / 40.136; 8.915Coordinates: 40°08′10″N 8°54′54″E / 40.136°N 8.915°E / 40.136; 8.915
Typeartificial lake
Primary inflowsTirso River
Primary outflowsTirso River
Basin countriesItaly
Max. length20 km (12 mi)
Surface area29 km2 (11 sq mi)
Water volume748,000,000 m3 (2.64×1010 cu ft)
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Lake Omodeo (Italian: Lago Omodeo, Sardinian: Lagu Omodeu) is an artificial lake, in central west Sardinia, Italy.

The lake was constructed in the 1920s; the dam, designed by the engineer Angelo Omodeo, was inaugurated in 1924, at that time it was the largest reservoir in Europe. The lake length is 20 km.

A new dam was built in 1997, dedicated to the Sardinian medieval judge Eleonor of Arborea, it is 582 m long and 120 m wide.