Wednesday, February 27, 2008

much funnel be had here......geddit?

I'm glad it's not just me who finds glory hole spillways and associated reservoir architecture fascinating - there's some more pictures (plus a reciprocal link back to my original post, which is nice) here. If, like mine, your Spanish is a bit ropey, try Google's auto-translated version.
Interestingly, one of the featured reservoirs is at Pontesei in Italy, and features a spillway that towers high and dry over the water level in the lake. This is because there was a landslide after it was built which necessitated lowering the water level well below the top of the dam - understandable paranoia since this reservoir is just round the corner from the notorious Vajont dam, and the authorities were understandably keen to avoid a repeat of that incident.

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