Built in 1933, the weir dams the Ruhr to the Baldeneysee for about eight kilometers. As a job creation measure, a total of about 10,000 workers created the bed of the later lake with hoe and spade. Three continuously adjustable, 33-meter-long rollers are clamped between strong, down to the valley bow-shaped concrete blocks. On the north shore, a lock between the 8.70 meters different water levels mediated, and a hydroelectric power plant generates with the corresponding drop height continuously electricity. The weir also serves as a pedestrian bridge. Directly above the weir is the pier "Wehr" of the "White Fleet", from which hourly round trips on the lake are offered in the summer. From here, by boat, bicycle or on foot all the leisure facilities of the Baldeneysee can be used.
February 22, 2018
The Baldeneysee is by far the largest of the six Ruhr reservoirs and is raised by the weir in Essen-Werden. The operator of the dam on Baldeneysee, which was created between 1931 and 1933 in a job creation measure, is today the Ruhr Association.
The dam height of the 42.45 meter long and six meter wide lock is 8.70 meter. An average of 28 million kWh of electricity can be generated annually.
December 22, 2019
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