One of the biggest dams in Germany. Destroyed during WWII by British bombers. Built up in 1911-1914 to produce electricity, although three villages were flooded. The ruins can be seen in summer when less water is in the lake.
This overlay shows the destroyed dam a view hours after the bombing. The hole caused by the especially manufactured bouncing-bomb can be seen and on the left you can see the flooded area down the river Eder. (The bouncing bomb was a kind of bomb designed by Barnes Wallis of Vickers-Armstrong. It was used in the famous Dambusters raid to attack major dams in Germany during World War II.)
The River Skjern (Danish: Skjern Ň) is the largest river in Denmark. The river drains an area the size of approximately 10% of the entire country and is the most water rich river in Denmark. The average river discharge of water is 35 m≥/second. The river drains the western part of Jutland westward of the Jutland ridge before discharging via the Skjern Ň delta, which is the only river delta in D...
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