Harcov dam in Liberec / Prehrada Harcov v Liberci (Czech Republic)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
N 50° 46.119 E 015° 04.247
33U E 504991 N 5624100
Quick Description: The Harcov dam in Liberec is an ideal place for a spot of rest and relaxation. Visitors here can swim and dive and there is also a restaurant, beach volleyball, the option of boat rides, and fishing. The area is also ideal for walking...
Location: Liberecký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 5/16/2009 2:57:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM6DB0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 154

Long Description:

The dam into which the Harcov creek flows was built between 1902-1904 as a response to a massive destructive flood that hit the town unforgivingly in 1897. The project was put together by experienced dam-builder Prof. Dr. Intze of Aachen, who abandoned the traditional embankment dam in favour of building the first stone dam in Europe.

The Harcov Dam is 157 metres long and 20.5 metres high including underground foundations, with a crown that reaches some 13 metres above ground. The whole structure is an attractive technical monument from the Art Nouveau period and to this day serves the recreational needs of the people of the city. The dam's lake has area about 12 ha. Dam also serves as source of water for a small hydro-electric power plant, equipped by 11 kW Banki's turbine...

Waterway where the dam is located: Harcov creek in Liberec

Main use of the Water Dam: Flood Control

Material used in the structure: masonry

Height of Dam: 20.5 m

Fishing Allowed: yes

Motor Sports Allowed: no

Date built: Not listed

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