Fotos

Photographer's Note

Situé parmi les plus beaux sites de Belgique, le barrage de la Gileppe, conçu par l'ingénieur Bidaut, a été inauguré par le roi Léopold II en 1878.

Son but premier a toujours été l'alimentation en eau des industries et de la population verviétoise.

Sa capacité (13,3 millions de m3) devenant insuffisante, un relèvement de 16 mètres, effectué en 1971, a porté sa capacité à 26,4 millions de m3.
-------------------------------------------------------

The Gileppe dam is set near some of the most beautiful natural sites in Belgium. It was designed by eng. Bidaut and inaugurated in 1878 by King Léopold II.

Its main purpose has always been to supply the industries and the inhabitants of Verviers with freshwater.

As its capacity (2926,000 gall or 13.3 million m3) grew insufficient, it was headed-up to 17.5 yd in 1971, so that its capacity was brought up to 5808,000 gall (26.4 million m3).

pat0500, Graal, Pascale, bakes888, ricochet marcou esta nota como útil

Photo Information
Viewed: 1841
Points: 28
Discussions
  • None
Additional Photos by Corinne Lassine (lasscor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1143 W: 0 N: 1411] (7640)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH