Caumasee is a lake near Flims, in the Grisons, Switzerland. It is one of the lakes on the Flims Rockslide deposits. The lake is fed from underground sources. Its surface area is 10.3194 ha.The level of the lake varies by approximately 4 to 5 meters along with the varying underground water flow during the year, hence reaches its minimum by the end of April when snow melting in the mountains increases. A maximum level is reached by mid July but may be topped in August even after previous falling due to summer rain. The very western bay never freezes in winter, probably showing a maximum water flow in this area.When the lake is at a low level, with a small volume of water, it warms up sooner than most lakes in the region, so people can be seen starting to swim the lake in April while bigger lakes even in lower areas of Switzerland remain rather cool. Water temperature in summer is at an average 21 Celsius, with a maximum around 24 Celsius.The lake is located in a huge Forest that was allowed to remain on the agriculturally useless debris area of the biggest prehistoric rockslide in the alps region and can only be reached by a footpath, possibly using a funicular built in 1939, refurbished in 1988 on its original tracks . The walk from the edge of town to the funicular takes about 10 minutes.Flow SystemAs close as 500 yards to the Caumasee is another dell and altering lake, called Lag Tuleritg, which is just about level to the Caumasee; it is just 18 Meters higher. This lake dries out completely in autumn and remains empty until being filled by a small river of just about 800m in length, covering some 100 meters difference in altitude. That river will start flowing around May, depending on temperatures and snow melt rate in the mountains. Its origin is another lake, Lag Prau Pulté, which is fed by underground water only in spring, disappearing in autumn and staying dry all winter. During a cold period in spring, water that entered the basin of this lake may disappear again as snow melt decreases and all water remains in the underground flow. Due to its origin, the water of both lakes is grey all summer until the level starts to go down in autumn. In Lag Prau Pulte one can see another special effect caused by air being forced out of the underground; this is causing the lake not only to remain grey but to frequently produce bubbles and therefore different colours can be seen on the surface.For Caumasee and beyond, use our Flims trip maker website to get the most from your Flims vacation.
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Wir waren im Sommer bereits am Caumasee und haben uns total in die Natur und Umgebung rund um den Caumasee verliebt. Es lädt zu ausgedehnten aspaziergängen und absoluter Entschleinigung an. Perfekt we... more »We were already in the summer Lake Cauma and have us totally in the nature and environment around the Lake Cauma in love. It invites to extended aspaziergängen and absolute Entschleinigung to. Perfect if you want to completely turn off for one - two days :) Will spend this year certainly again a couple of days here.
Wandeling van zo’n 7-8 km gemaakt. Je loopt in een kerstkaart zo mooi. Parkeren is nergens gratis maar er was wel voldoende plaats. more »Walk of about 7-8 km. You walk into a Christmas card so beautiful. Parking is free but nowhere there was enough place.
Märchenwelt vom feinsten. Verschneit noch schöner als sonst. Einfach nur traumhaft. Es gibt nur einen Weg das zu beschreiben...selber erleben und geniessen. more »Fairy tale world at its finest. Snowy even more beautiful than usual. Simply just fantastically. There is only one way that beschreiben...selber experience and enjoy.
Amazing lake in the middle of the alpine forest! Highly recommend as not as touristy as the big names! Very cold in the water but so refreshing on a hot day!
A wonderful morning started with walking around the Caumasee. If you have 3 days in switzerland, I totally recommend half day here~
Amazing lake in the forest. Glass lift takes you downhill to the lake. The whole lake is fenced and the entrance is paid :( From 5 pm the access is free of charge :) There is also a restaurant and pedal boats to rent.
Bo one is around during the evening, provides a nice place yo just sit and chill.
Most beautiful lake I've ever seen... first time I got a tiny glimpse of it through the trees I thought it was a piece of plastic or clothing as I could never imagine such a colorful scene!
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