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Pennine Alps

By dukes_jewel
Water collection point ...

Standing at 285m high, Switzerland’s Grande Dixence dam is the world’s highest gravity dam. This engineering feat - the "jewel in the crown" of the Grande Dixence complex - harnesses the vast hydro potential of a glacial basin covering 350km2. The run off from 35 glaciers in the Valasian Alps is collected in a 400Mm3 reservoir area. This water then powers Fionnay and Nendaz hydro plants, plus the older Chandoline station. The three plants have a total generating capacity of 800MW representing 20% of Switzerland’s stored energy.

Tags: Reservoirs Landscape and travel Pennine Alps Bricola Dixence

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good colours and composition
Brian

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