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Chribska dam
Czech Republic

Chribska dam is the largest dam in Luzicke mountains. It was built between 1912 and 1924 in order to catch floods, but it was also used as a resort place. In seventies it was rebuilt to serve as a drinking water reservoir.

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Uploaded: 15/03/2011
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