Lipno Dam (Vodni Nadrz Lipno), Lipno nad Vltavou

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The Lipno Dam is a dam and hydroelectric plant constructed along the Vltava River in the Czech Republic.HistoryDue to frequent flooding and subsequent damage, the Vltava River in Southern Bohemia was problematic for Český Krumlov and other settlements situated on it. To harness the power of the river, and to prevent continued catastrophe, it was decided that a hydroelectric plant would be built high on the Vltava. Preparatory work at the town of Lipno began in 1951. Construction on the dam began in 1952, and the dam was completed in 1960.GeographyThe stream bed of the Vltava near Lipno was chosen because it has a slight incline, facilitating the construction of a reservoir there. The dam is built along the highest-elevated stage of the Vltava River's cascade (roughly 726 metres above sea level), thus enabling large amounts of hydropower out-put. This area is mountainous, and borders the Šumava National Park and Nature Reserve. A smaller reservoir near Vyšší Brod is linked to the main reservoir by an artificial underground waterway. This smaller reservoir, named 'Lipno II', serves to level the water of the main reservoir.Power plantLipno Hydro Power Plant has two turbines with a nominal capacity of 64 MW each having a total capacity of 128 MW.
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  • We used the paths around Lake Lipno to Britain for the first time with our little cyklistkou. Comfortable and passable paths with the possibilities of bathing and refreshment to the stomach.
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  • One may be forgiven for mistakenly believing that this substantial body of water to be a naturally-occurring 45 km. long lake, but it is actually the largest man-made catchment reservoir in Czechia, w...  more »
  • This dam is a beautiful, leads a lot of bike trails around it. The ferries run after her. However, swimming is not much-stones and mud. Still, I would recommend a visit to this site, together with the town of Lipno nad Vltavou.
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  • Very nice Stausee with clean water to swim.
  • Really nice place to be. The city it self is a wonderfull place
  • Popular destination during summer. Offers some trip possibilities and sporting activities.
  • Lipno is the best.
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