Dal River in winter in Dalarna Provence of Sweden

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Chad Ehlers / Alamy Stock Photo
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The Dal River (or Dalälven in Swedish) is a river in central Sweden that flows from the north of Dalarna and runs into the sea in northern Uppland. The northern part is split into two rivers: Österdalälven and Västerdalälven. The two connect in Djurås. It is over 520 km long — the third longest river in Sweden, and has a hydropower potential of 1420 megawatts, of which 2/3 is utilized. The largest power plant is located at the Trängslet dam. Dalälven has been significant historically as a raft transport route.