It is an arch dam built on a foundation of rock, and it was built to produce hydroelectricity. Its construction has also created a reservoir, Lake Vidraru. Dam height is 166 meters, arch length 305 meters, water accumulation volume 465 million cubic meters, having a total length of 28km.
Akdamar Island Van, Turkey
Lake Van is a salt lake – a mysterious inland sea 1,670 m above the sea level in the heart of Anatolian Mountains, Turkey. Nobody can explain the salinity of the water, either the fresh water spring on the island of Akdamar. On this cosy small island, less than 1 sq km in area, there is an incredibl...
Danube Delta Romania
The Danube Delta is the second largest delta in Europe, after the Volga Delta, and the best preserved on the continent. The greater part of the Danube Delta lies in Romania (Tulcea county), while its northern part, on the left bank of the Chilia arm, is situated in Ukraine (Odessa Oblast). The appro...
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