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The Great Goitzschesee is the largest lake in the lake area, which emerged from the former Goitzsche opencast lignite mine (pronounced: Gottsche) in Saxony-Anhalt. The open-cast mine is part of the Bitterfeld mining area. The northeast bay near Mühlbeck is called the Amber Lake.The lake is located southeast of Bitterfeld and north of Delitzsch and, together with the Muldestausee, encloses the village of Pouch, which is in the center of the landscape. In 1998 the flooding of the former open-cast mining area began with the discharge of Muldewasser. However, the project was not completed in 2006, but in 2002: A rupture of the Mulde dam caused by the Mulde flood caused the water to fill up by 7 meters to well above the target level within two days, so that it overflowed and the nearby town of Bitterfeld partially undermined Water sat.
While the opencast mine extended over Saxony-Anhalt and Saxony, today's Great Goitzschesee is located in the area of Saxony-Anhalt on the border with Saxony. Almost entirely in Saxony, on the other hand, is the neighboring lake Seelhausen; the Goitzsche opencast mine used to be there too.
August 17, 2020
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