Göta älv River is about 93km and the risks of landslides are known to occur along the river. This river incorporates a dam, canal locks and a hydropower station. The river does divide into two and the northern part is named Nordre älv while the southern part remains Göta älv.
•The Dalälven or Dal River is the second longest river in Sweden, measuring 520km in length. For a while the northern part of the river splits and forms two rivers, namely Österdalälven and Västerdalälven. It has a significant hydropower potential of which 2/3 is utilized. It flows through central parts of the country from the north of Dalarna (a westerly province which borders Norway) to the Baltic Sea through northern Uppland (an eastern historically province that incorporates Uppsala County and Stockholm County and is just north of Stockholm).
• The 100km river system called Motala ström begins at Vättern Lake (the second largest lake of Sweden) to reach the city of Norrköping (on the east coast) and empties into the Baltic Sea.
•The Kolbäcksån is a 180km river that begins in the province of Dalarna (a westerly province bordering Norway) and flows into the Mälaren Lake. For about a 100km the Strömsholm Canal is known to follow this river.
• The Emån River flows along 220km in southern Sweden to reach the Baltic Sea. As it is an easy navigable waterway, many canoeists row along it and it provides people with a near-by view of fauna and flora. Fishermen catch the river fish, especially the favoured trout.
• The Indalsälven River is another long river measuring 400km in length. This river is rated as the third most power generating river in the country, with 26 hydropower plants along its path. Its main source is Åreälven (a 70km tributary river in Jämtland County) and its mouth is the Bothnian Sea, situated in Västernorrland County.
• The Norrström
is a 300km long river which links Lake Mälaren with the Baltic Sea, and it passes through central Stockholm. It has two islands in its path, namely Strömsborg and Helgeandsholmen. Generally the current flow is from west to east, as the water level is often higher in Lake Mälaren than that of the Baltic Sea. The waters are not easily navigable for normal traffic and it has become a waterway that white water kayakers use for practice. It is a popular fishing source, with various species of fish such as sea trout and salmon.
• The Pite River
measures 400km and flows through Norrbotten County. It begins in the eastern lakes in Sweden and ends when it flows to the west coast into the Gulf of Bothnia. In the County of Norrbotten there is a well-known waterfall known as the Storforsen waterfall and this does attract many tourists. It is the biggest waterfall along the Pite River.
• The Ljungan
is a 350km river that begins at the Norwegian border and crosses through the Jämtland and Västernorrland Counties. As with other national rivers, this one is also the site of hydropower plants.
• The Kalix River
is another major river of Sweden, in the county of Norrbotten. This 450km river flows up a mountain range, namely the Kebnekaise mountain range and ultimately reaches the Gulf of Bothnia. It has not been utilized for water power construction.
• The Lule
measuring 450km is another one of Sweden’s major rivers. It begins in northern Sweden, and flows southeast until it reaches the Gulf of Bothnia. This river is a valuable source of hydroelectric power. There are several major rapids along the river.
• Torne or Tornio River
is a 510km river with half of its length creating the border with Finland. It begins in the Thorne Lake (near the border of Norway) and flows in a south eastern direction until it reaches the Gulf of Bothnia. This largest river of Norrbotten County also has parts in Norway and Finland. There are bridges crossing this river to connect Finland and Sweden for travellers. Another river which also forms the national border between Finland and Sweden is, Muonio River (a river that is a tributary of the Torne River and these two rivers combined mark the border between Finland and Sweden).
is a name covering various Swedish streams and rivers. Therefore a variety of different rivers and streams at different locations may be referred to as Svartån.
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