Lake Idro is a prealpine lake shared by the Province of Brescia and the Autonomous Province of Trento (Trentino) in northern Italy. Most of the lake is located within Brescia in the Lombardy region. At 368 metres above sea level, Lake Idro is the highest of all the prealpine lakes in Lombard. It’s nestled among forested mountains.
The primary inflow to Lake Idro is the River Chiese, which is also the only outflow.
The lake is plagued by several environmental problems, including a lack of adequate sewage systems in the surrounding comunes. Also, the lake loses a lot of water to irrigation systems used by farmers.
English name: Lake Idro
Italian name: Lago d’Idro
Alternative Italian name: Eridio
Latin name: Eridius lecus
Lombard name: Lac d’Ider
German name: Idrosee
There are four comunes (municipalities) on the shore of the lake:
- Idro (which has given name to the lake)
Examples of settlements around the lake:
Short facts about Lake Idro
|Location||Province of Brescia, ItalyAutonomous Province of Trento (Trentino), Italy|
Red di Anfo
|Surface area||11.4 square kilometres|
|Shore length||24 kilometres|
|Max depth||122 metres|
|Surface elevation||368 metres|