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Möhnetalsperre

General Information

Beginning of works: 1908
Completion: 12 July 1913
Status: in use

Project Type

Location

Location: , , , ,
Impounds:
  • Möhne River
Coordinates: 51° 29' 23.00" N    8° 3' 34.00" E

Technical Information

Dimensions

height max. 40.3 m
crest length 650.0 m
crest thickness 6.25 m
reservoir capacity 134 500 000 m³
capacity for electric power generation 3 500 kW
thickness max. 34.2 m

Materials

dam structure masonry

Chronology

16 May 1943
- 17 May 1943

During the night, allied bombers hit the dam, destroying it over a length of 77 m and a height of 23 m. A flood wave of 6-7 meters in height ensues as 110 million cubic meters of water spill out destroying the down river Möhne valley and killing 1 200 people. The dam was repaired the same year, though the power house was completely destroyed.

1950

Reconstruction of the power house begins.

1972
- 1974

Complete renovation of the dam.

Participants

Owner
Design
Architecture

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20003613
  • Date created
    17/06/2002
  • Last Update
    12/07/2017