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5 Lake/ River/ Ponds to explore in Sardinia

Sardinia

Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and an autonomous region of Italy. The island attracts more than a million tourists from both Italy, from the rest of Europe, and, to a lesser degree, from the rest of the world. According to statistics, tourist arrivals in 2016 were 2.9 million people.

Coghinas
Coghinas07027 Coghinas SS, Italy

The Coghinas is the most important river in the province of Sassari and with a length of 116 km it is the third river in Sardinia after the Tirso and the Flumendosa, however, being the 2nd for basin width after the Tirso and the 2nd after the Flumendosa for average water flow. A dam of its course near the Muzzone strait, by means of a dam 185 meters long and 58 wide, forms the homonymous basin, Lake Coghinas, which has a capacity of 254 million cubic meters of water.

Coghinas
CoghinasCoghinas, Province of Sassari, Italy

The Coghinas is the most important river in the province of Sassari and with a length of 116 km it is the third river in Sardinia after the Tirso and the Flumendosa , however, being the 2nd for basin width after the Tirso and the 2nd after the Flumendosa for average water flow. A dam of its course near the Muzzone strait, by means of a dam 185 meters long and 58 wide, forms the homonymous basin, Lake Coghinas , which has a capacity of 254 million cubic meters of water.

Flumendosa
FlumendosaFlumendosa, South Sardinia, Italy

The Flumendosa is a river that flows in central-southern Sardinia. With a length of 127 km it is the second river in Sardinia after the Tirso, but first for average annual flow at the mouth. The river was called Saeprus by the Romans. The Flumendosa and its tributaries are regulated by the numerous basins, which contribute to always maintaining a constant flow. Its path is blocked at two different points by massive dams.

Lake Omodeo
Lake OmodeoLake Omodeo, 09080 Bidonì, Province of Oristano, Italy

Lake Omodeo is a large artificial lake that was built in Sardinia between 1919 and 1924. The lake was built through a dam on the Tirso River in the Santa Chiara d’Ula gorge. A very important lake in Sardinia it was also one of the largest of its kind in Europe for many years. it is an artificial basin where you can enjoy relaxing walks or exploring the waters in a canoe.

Tirso
TirsoTirso, Italy

The Tirso is the most important river in Sardinia in terms of length and width of its catchment area. however it is not clear whether the Tirso springs, which are on the border between the provinces of Sassari and Nuoro, really fall within the territory of Buddusò (SS) or that of Bitti (NU). The Tirso crosses the island from east to west and beyond152 km flows into the Gulf of Oristano.

Map of Lake/ River/ Ponds to explore in Sardinia