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Weser dam in Belgium

The Weser dam at Eupen in Belgium is the most important water reservoir of Belgium. It is fed by the rivers Weser and Getzbach. In addition, there is a 1.5 km long tunnel to the river Hill. The dam was built in the period 1936 to 1950. During the Second World War, the construction rested. The dam has a height of 66 m above the basic brine. The dam is 410 m long. The surface of the reservoir is about 1.26 km² and storage volume amounts to 25 million m³.

Copyright: Paul Linden
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10716x5358
Taken: 30/09/2015
Uploaded: 06/10/2015
Updated: 07/10/2015


Tags: weser; belgium; eupen; dam; talsperre; drink water; water treatment
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More About Belgium

Belgium is a country in northwest Europe. Founding member of the European Union, it covers an area of 30,528 square kilometres and has a population of about 10.7 million. From the end of the Middle Ages until the 17th century, it was a prosperous centre of commerce and culture. Upon its independence, Belgium eagerly participated in the Industrial Revolution and, at the end of the nineteenth century, possessed several colonies in Africa. Today, Belgium's strongly globalized economy and its transportation infrastructure are integrated with the rest of Europe. Its location at the heart of a highly industrialized region helps made it 2007 the world's 15th largest trading nation. Cultural life is nowadays concentrated within each language community and a variety of barriers have made a shared cultural sphere less pronounced. Anyway, the region corresponding to today's Belgium has seen the flourishing of major artistic movements that have had tremendous influence on European art and culture. Text extracted from wikipedia.