SJ0119 : Lake Vyrnwy

taken 12 years ago, near to Llanwddyn, Powys, Great Britain

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Lake Vyrnwy
Lake Vyrnwy
A very calm Autumn day on Lake Vyrnwy, giving a good view of the Victorian stone dam. Built in the 1880's to supply water to Liverpool Corporation. In front of the dam is Vyrnwy village and the farm. If you look in the upper right you can just see Lake Vyrnwy Hotel and Spa. There are 31 streams, waterfalls, and rivers that flow into the lake. Some are no more than a trickle, while other waterfalls cascade down the mountains. The 6 rivers that flow into the lake are all named respectively to the mountains or hillside it flows from. From the west side of the dam, clockwise, their names are:

Afon Hirddu
Afon Eiddew
Afon Naedroedd
Afon Cedig
Afon Y Dolau Gwynion

Average depth of the lake is 44 metres.

The Village of Llanwddyn is submersed under the water.

Lake Vyrnwy was the largest man-made lake in Europe until Kielder Reservoir was built in the mid 1970s

This photograph was taken from an Enstrom 480B helicopter, approximately 800 feet above the ground.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 13 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Thursday, 15 October, 2009
Reservoir > Dam   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 016 196 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.9334N 3:27.5253W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 019 185
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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