Vidraru lake & dam

Today I will take you to a beautiful place, that is situated not so far from Bâlea lake.
This place is Vidraru lake and dam, it is situated in Romania, between Curtea de Argeș and Bâlea lake. Vidraru lake is an artificial lake that was created in 1965, when the dam was built.

The construction of the dam started in 1960 on Argeș river and it was finished in 5 and a half years. For the construction there were excavated 1,768 million cubic meters of rock and it required 42 km of tunnels.

At the moment of completion the dam was situated on the 8th place in Europe and on the 20th in the world based on it’s height.

Vidraru lake was created for energy production. The lake has 465 million cubic meters of water with a length of 10.3 km and a width of 2.2 km. The maxim depth of 155 m.


You can also enjoy the view from a boat. Also you can do bungee jumping. Near the lake Vidraru, on Mount Pleașa there is a very nice statue, representing Prometheus with a lightning bolt in his hand, the symbol of electricity.

Now, that I told you a bit about the lake and the dam, I hope the pics will do more then the words.

Enjoy the view for now and maybe also visit it 🙂



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