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Elan Valley Visitors Centre

in the town of Rhayader, in the county of Powys

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Photographer: © Karen Lee (Gallery)(10th June 2013)

Claerwen Dam, Elan Valley

Claerwen Dam is the largest of the dams. Building started at the end of the second world war, took six years to complete and a workforce of 470. It is 184 ft (56 m) high and 1167 ft (355 m) long. The dam was designed to look like the much older structures nearby, built in concrete; the huge dam was faced with dressed stone.

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Elan Valley Visitors Centre Powys Rhayader

Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS 600D
Exposure Program: Unknown: 0, Focal length: 28 mm, Aperture: f 8, ISO: 100, Exposure time: 1/320 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: -1.3333333333333 EV
Date/Time Creation: June 2, 2013, 2:19 pm
ImageID:1176421, Image size: 3456 x 2304 pixels

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Comment by rustyruth(11th June 2013)

I love reservoir/dam walls, we have quite a few of them around here. Nice capture of the sweep of the wall Karen.

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Comment by Una Brister(11th June 2013)

Nice picture Karen really shows the enormous size of the structure.

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Comment by Pat TroutPremier Member! Click for more info..(11th June 2013)

So lovely, looks very similar to the Meldon dam on Dartmoor

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