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The Aggertalsperre is a dam in the Oberbergischem country. It lies between the cities Gummersbach, Bergneustadt and Meinerzagen in NRW (Germany).The dam in the valley of the Agger is fed by the rivers Agger, Genkel and Rengse and has a total storage capacity of 20.5 million cubic meters. The reservoir covers an area of about 120 to 150 ha (depending on the water level), according to other information even 193 ha. The dam is 225 to 230 m long and 45 m high. It was built between 1927 and 1929. Through the three valleys, the reservoir visually stands out from many other dams.The dam serves the power generation, the flood protection, the low water increase of the industrial water supply. The power plant output is according to various information 2.25 or 3 MW.
March 9, 2017
The Agger dam is of course the most impressive dam in the region and has a capacity of 20.5 million cubic meters of water.
It's great to cycle along the sides and see the variety of uses. Boats, divers, anglers, swimmers. Everything. In places, the water looks like in the South Sea and there are flat edges, where established bathing areas have emerged.
August 4, 2018
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