The dam was built between 1905 and 1908  as a drinking water dam by the city of Remscheid. Several stone tools from the Stone Age were found.The capacity is six million cubic meters. The Neye stream is dammed. The dam is a curved gravity dam made of rubble masonry based on the Intze principle.The reservoir can be hiked around in about three hours. The paths run directly along the water and lead exclusively through the forest. The shortest way to go around the dam is around eleven kilometers long and is very popular with joggers and walkers. The larger Bevertalsperre and the small Schevelinger or Silbertalsperre are very close by. An underground tunnel leads from the Silbertalsperre to the Neyetalsperre and from there to the Bevertalsperre, known as the Bever-Block. The dam, which was built as a drinking water dam and has been in use for many years, has been operated as a process water dam since 2004. Drinking water should only be withdrawn from it if there is an acute shortage of water.
November 28, 2020
As the water requirements of the city of Remscheid could no longer be completely covered by the neighboring Eschbachtalsperre, the first plans for another dam were made as early as 1902. After work began in the Neyetal near Wipperfürth in 1907, the dam, designed according to the Intze principle, was put into operation in the spring of 1909. With its capacity of 6 million cubic meters, the Neyetalsperre supplied the city of Remscheid with drinking water until 2004. Today it is preserved as a replacement for emergencies and otherwise serves for flood protection or low water elevation. The Neyetalsperre and part of the catchment area have been under nature protection since the beginning of May 2013. It is i.a. no longer allowed to drive on the dam, to bathe, swim or dive in it. In addition, areas outside of the streets and paths, parking lots and parking spaces, including the entire edge of the bank, may no longer be entered.
May 25, 2021
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