Yövesi is a sub-lake of the lake Saimaa in Eastern Finland. It is located in Mikkeli municipality in the Southern Savonia region. Part of the Saimaa lake system, it borders on the system of Pihlajavesi to the east. The deepest point of the whole Saimaa is in Yövesi, in Käenniemenselkä open area.[1] The Astuvansalmi rock paintings are situated in the northern shore of Yövesi.[2]

Yövesi
LocationEastern Finland
Coordinates61°27′N 27°25′E / 61.450°N 27.417°E / 61.450; 27.417Coordinates: 61°27′N 27°25′E / 61.450°N 27.417°E / 61.450; 27.417
Primary inflowsVarkaantaipale canal
Primary outflowsLiittokivi open area
Basin countriesFinland
Surface area58 km2 (22 sq mi)
Max. depth84.3 m (277 ft)
Surface elevation75.7 m (248 ft)
IslandsHimalansaari (1.01 km2), Toivosaari, Ristisaari
SettlementsRistiina
References[1]

The critically endangered fish Arctic char lives in Yövesi. Fishing of Arctic char is totally prohibited.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Saimaa. Saimaa in Järviwiki Web Service. Finnish Environment Institute. Retrieved 2014-03-08. (in English)
  2. ^ The Rock paintings of Astuvansalmi at Ristiina, World Heritage Convention
  3. ^ "Arctic char - Saimaan lohikalojen kestävä kalastus". Sustainable fishing of Salmonidae in the Lake Saimaa district. Retrieved 2014-03-08.