The water of the Plima is directed through a tunnel under the wall. If the amount of water rises above the maximum flow rate, the water begins to accumulate in front of the wall, i.e. more of a retention basin. But at the time of construction it was certainly a masterpiece in this remote region.
P.S. The wall is also ideal for bouldering!
July 23, 2018
When the snowmelt in the spring, the inhabitants of the Martell Valley had to expect that the meltwater under the glacier (today it is only a shadow of itself) suddenly poured out and caused the Plimabach to swell to such an extent that there was severe flooding further down the valley . It was then decided to build a simple dam that would allow the residents to drain the meltwater in a controlled manner. Thus, the danger of flooding in the lower Martell valley was largely averted.
September 12, 2021
In the know? Log-in to add a tip for other adventurers!