SH7265 : The breach in the dam wall, Llyn Eigiau reservoir

taken 7 years ago, near to Llyn Eigiau Reservoir [water Feature], Conwy, Great Britain

The breach in the dam wall, Llyn Eigiau reservoir
The breach in the dam wall, Llyn Eigiau reservoir
This gap testifies to the breach that resulted in the Dolgarrog Disaster of 2nd November 1925. Here, the dam wall, built on unstable glacial moraine debris, rather than bedrock, gave way resulting in 16 lives being lost, Coedty Reservoir being swamped and Dolgarrog flash flooded by waters which shifted 200 ton boulders and swept cottages away.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 13 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 15 July, 2010
Category
Reservoir dam   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 722 654 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:10.2688N 3:54.7497W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SH 723 654
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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