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BARRAGE CAP DE LONG

Interpretation centre ,  Environment and nature ,  Industry in Aragnouet

  • After Oredon's (1884) and Aumar's (1901) reservoirs were brought into service, Department of Agriculture continued its hydraulic development policy by building a Dam on Cap de Long Lake. Construction began in 1901 and ended in 1908. The reservoir, with a capacity of 7 million m3, was aimed, like Oredon and Aubert, to supply Neste channel. In 1947, EDF prepared the draft of a new Dam with a 100m vault, bringing its capacity from 7 to 67 million m3. It was achieved in 1954. Cap de Long...
    After Oredon's (1884) and Aumar's (1901) reservoirs were brought into service, Department of Agriculture continued its hydraulic development policy by building a Dam on Cap de Long Lake. Construction began in 1901 and ended in 1908. The reservoir, with a capacity of 7 million m3, was aimed, like Oredon and Aubert, to supply Neste channel. In 1947, EDF prepared the draft of a new Dam with a 100m vault, bringing its capacity from 7 to 67 million m3. It was achieved in 1954. Cap de Long reservoir supply the hydroelectric power plant of Pragneres (Gèdre canton of Luz), via a 10 km long subterranean gallery.
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