Ederline Hydro Scheme :: Shared Description

The Ederline hydro scheme is situated near Ederline, to the south of Loch Awe. The site lies approximately 15 kilometres north of Lochgilphead and 20 kilometres west of Inveraray. An intake on the Finchairn River just south of Loch Finchairn will feed into an aqueduct that will divert water into Loch nan Ceard Mor. A dam at the southern end of Loch Gainmheach will raise the water level in Loch Gainmheach and Loch nan Ceard Mor to provide storage for the scheme. Water will be abstracted from an intake at the northern end of Loch nan Ceard Mor and transferred to a Powerhouse adjacent to the B840 near Finchairn Farm House.
The principal components of the generating station are as described in the Environmental Statement and will include:
2 intakes; intake 1 diverting water from Finchairn Loch to Loch nan Ceard Mor and intake 2 diverting water from loch nan Ceard Mor to the powerhouse
A dam; to raise the water level in Loch Gainmheach
Powerhouse building;
Tailrace with 2 outfalls; one just below the powerhouse and the other at the mouth of the Finchairn River at Loch Awe.
A buried pipeline;
Permanent tracks to the pipeline, the aqueduct and the dam.
The surface of Loch Gainmheach lies only about 1.5m lower than the surface of Loch nan Ceard Mor. Raising the water level on Loch Gainmheach will create a much larger body of water, effectively reversing the flow back upstream. One consequence of this will be the flooding of the original ford on the Lochaweside to Lochfyneside drove road, although this will be replaced by a landrover bridge. The line of the drove road from Kilenuar to its junction with the new access road to the dam on Loch Gainmheach has been upgraded, which has improved access to fishing on the hill lochs and stalking on the estate.
More information on the scheme can be found on the Scottish Governments website LinkExternal link and at Argyll and Bute Councils website LinkExternal link by searching for planning application 09/00526/ELSE36.
by Patrick Mackie
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NM9001 : New road up Bealach Ruadh by Patrick Mackie
NM9003 : Construction site offices by Patrick Mackie
NM9102 : Hydro scheme access road by Patrick Mackie
NM9101 : Rushes on Loch nan Cèard Mòr by Patrick Mackie
NM9102 : New hydro access road by Patrick Mackie
NM9101 : Edge of Loch nan Cèard Mòr by Patrick Mackie
NM9101 : Loch Gainmheach by Patrick Mackie
NM9102 : Loch nan Cèard Mòr by Patrick Mackie
NM9102 : Loch nan Cèard Mòr by Patrick Mackie
NM8902 : Borrow pit by Patrick Mackie
NM9003 : Finchairn from the new hydro access road by Patrick Mackie
NM9101 : Boggy ground between Loch nan Cèard Mòr and Loch Gainmheach by Patrick Mackie
NM9101 : Loch nan Cèard Mòr by Patrick Mackie
NM9101 : Between two lochs by Patrick Mackie
NM9101 : Loch Gainmheach and the drove road to Lochfyneside by Patrick Mackie
NM9101 : Loch nan Cèard Mòr by Patrick Mackie
NM9102 : Loch nan Cèard Mòr by Patrick Mackie
NM9001 : Bealach Ruadh by Patrick Mackie
NM9101 : End of the improved road by Patrick Mackie
NM9102 : Level board by Loch nan Cèard Mòr by Patrick Mackie
NM8902 : Upgraded road by Patrick Mackie
NM9101 : Boggy ground between Loch nan Cèard Mòr and Loch Gainmheach by Patrick Mackie
NM9202 : Hydro access track by Patrick Mackie
NM9001 : Towards Lochaweside by Patrick Mackie
NM9102 : Borrow pit on the Finchairn access road by Patrick Mackie

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Created: Sat, 28 Jul 2012, Updated: Tue, 14 Aug 2012

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