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Vieux-Emosson Dam

General Information

Completion: 1955
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Arch dam
Function / usage: Pumped-storage reservoir

Location

Location: , ,
Impounds:
  • Nant de Drance
Coordinates: 46° 3' 45.14" N    6° 53' 53.71" E

Technical Information

Dimensions

Initial construction
height 45 m
retained water volume 13 800 000 m³
crest length 170 m
dam volume 62 000 m³
Heightening
height 76.5 m
retained water volume 25 000 000 m³
crest length 205 m

Chronology

Spring 2013
- 25 September 2014

Heightening of the dam by 20 meters to a total height of 76,5 meters which also increases the crest length to 205 meters and nearly doubles the lake's capacity.

2015

After finishing works including e.g. injections for water proofing, filling of the lake begins to its new full capacity.

Participants

Currently there is no information available about persons or companies having participated in this project.

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20007465
  • Date created
    03/01/2003
  • Last Update
    09/06/2017