SH7767 : The piped source of Surf Snowdonia

taken 4 years ago, near to Dolgarrog, Conwy, Great Britain

The piped source of Surf Snowdonia
The piped source of Surf Snowdonia
The pipes from the Cowlyd and Coedty reservoirs lead to the hydro electric power station at Dolgarrog and ultimately can and do feed the water theme park.
Surf Snowdonia - water theme park
Surf Snowdonia, opened in August 2015, as a brand-new artificial wave facility at Dolgarrog in the Conwy Valley, North Wales. Privately funded, it cost £12m to build, on the site of a former aluminium factory – though it has been decontaminated since, and approved by Welsh environmental regulators. It is the first in the world.
Surf Snowdonia uses WaveGarden technology, pioneered by a group of surfer-engineers in San Sebastián, Spain, and which will soon be rolled out globally (Spring 2016). The waves are created once a minute by a snow plough-like weight that moves underwater along a central pier.
The attraction is 300 metres (985ft ) long and 110 metres (360ft) wide (around the size of six football pitches) containing six million gallons of water with three wave heights offering waves that are up to six feet high if you ride the whole way of 150 metres. The pool is filled with rainwater collected from Snowdonia reservoirs including Llyn Cowlyd. This water passes through the adjacent hydro-power station, originally built to power the former aluminium plant, before being pumped from the tail-race into the surfing pool.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 22 March, 2016   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 22 March, 2016
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Water resources 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7707 6755 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:11.4472N 3:50.4822W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SH 77095 67562
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Water Pipeline  Surf Snowdonia  Water Theme Park  Coedty Reservoir  Hydro Electric Power 

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