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Forggensee at low water level
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This hydropower reservoir, going back to the early 1950s, occupies part of the basin of a Late Glacial lake, which has largely disappeared due to sedimentation. The top water level of the reservoir was decreased after a severe spring flood in 1999, to allow more buffer for flood management. In combination with a generally very low water level in winter, and an extremely dry late winter 2022, this has led to a considerable part of the lake basin presenting itself in dry condition in this scene.

Saturday 26 March 2022 by Martin Mergili in Europe / Germany (477 visits)