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Emosson

Dam · Wallis · 1,870 m
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The Emosson reservoir, situated above the Trient Valley, was brought into service in 1972 to satisfy a high demand for electricity from all over the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Its waters come from the old submerged Barberine dam, erected between 1921 and 1925. It is a popular excursion destination, notably for the dinosaur trail close by. It can be reached by road and by taking the funicular which was used during the construction of the dam.
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Update: May 06, 2022

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2'560'684E 1'101'937N
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46.067807, 6.930541
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46°04'04.1"N 6°55'49.9"E
UTM
32T 339953 5103663
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