Mountain Biking Highlight
The Versetalsperre near Eupen, hence also known as Eupener dam, is the most important (drinking) water reservoir in Belgium. It is a popular destination in the German-Belgian nature park High Fens. The construction of the dam was started in 1936. As the work rested during the Second World War, it could not be put into operation until 1950. The artificial reservoir is fed by two streams: the Belgian Weser (French: Vesdre) and the Getzbach. In addition, the barrier is connected to Hill via a 1.5 km connecting tunnel. The dam was mainly built to ensure the drinking water supply in the region, the regulation of the Weser and sufficient quantities of industrial water. The process water treatment plant has a maximum output of 82,500 m³ per day. The content of the Weser dam is about 25,000,000 m³. The dam was built as a gravity dam.
March 9, 2017
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