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About Vidraru Lake

Lake Vidraru is an artificial lake in Romania created in 1965 with the construction of the Vidraru Dam on the Arges River. It lies in the shadow of the Fagaras Mountains. A village lies submerged at the bottom of this lake.

Vidraru Lake is a lake, with 465 million cubic metres of water, with a 10.3 km length and a 2.2 km width, thus accumulating a total area of 870 hectares and a 155 metres maximum depth. Underground power station is situated in massive Cetatuia to a 104 metres depth and can provide annual energy production of 400 GWh.

Situated between the mountains and the Massif Ghitu brow, lake gathers the waters of rivers Capra, Buda and several direct tributaries (River Lady, and Valsan Cernatul, topology, Valea lui Stan), with a total flow of about 5.5 m3/s.

Vidraru dam construction took five years and a half starting in 1960 . For this achievement, it took 42 km of underground tunnels were excavated 1.768 million m3 of rock, of which about 1 million underground bands have 930.000 m3 of concrete of which 400.000 m3 underground and also were installed 6.300 tonnes of electromechanical equipment.

On completion it was located, measured in height, approximately the 8th place in Europe and ranked 20th in the world.

Contact and information:

Address: Vidraru, Arges, Romania

Opening hours: Daily

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