Tag / hydroelectricity
Spillway, Bleilochtalsperre, Thuringia
(ISO 100, f8 @ 24mm, 1/25sec., 19:11) The name Bleilochtalsperre literally means “lead hole reservoir” and is derived from the former lead mines in this valley. Geologically the surrounding area is mainly made of volcanic rock, dolerite and slate rock which gives the ground an unusual dark character.
(ISO 100, f8 @ 24mm, 1/10sec., 19:15) Build by thousands of workers between the years of 1926 and 1932 this is the biggest reservoir in Germany by volume. The dam is 65m high and 205m wide and holds 215 million cubic meters of water of the river Saale. The electricity from the power station is used for load balancing in the region of Thuringia.