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Sigöldulón, volcano Hekla in the background
|Surface area||14 km2 (5.4 sq mi)|
|Water volume||195 hm3 (158,000 acre⋅ft)|
Both the lake and the nearby power station (Sigölduvirkjun) take their names from a tuff ridge at about 600 m above sea level where the river Tungnaá once passed through a canyon. Its waters now flow in tubes into the power station, constructed between 1973 and 1977.
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