Nick Eady.

Nick Eady.

Posted on 01/20/2016


Photo taken on January 16, 2016



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Foot of the Claerwen Dam

Foot of the Claerwen Dam
The Claerwen reservoir and dam in Powys, Wales, were the last additions to the Elan Valley Reservoirs system built to provide water for the increasingly demanding city of Birmingham, in neighbouring England. Built mainly of concrete, the exterior of the dam face is dressed stone. The dam is a gravity dam. This type of dam needs to be built upon solid foundations as the pressure of the reservoir behind should be in equilibrium with the total weight of the dam itself thus causing complete stability.

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Annemarie
Annemarie
great detail you show us
22 months ago.
Zsuzsa
Zsuzsa
Wonderful
22 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Wonderful shot, Nick. Beautiful stone work - makes the dam a work of art.
22 months ago.
Nick Eady. has replied to Ron Hanko
It is a facade on a concrete dam, to maintain the style of the original dams, but did a bloody good job.
22 months ago.
Nick Eady.
Nick Eady.
Thanks for the views, likes and comments.
21 months ago.