Slezská Harta Dam

Slezská Harta Dam

Slezská Harta Dam near Razová
Coordinates 49°53′25″N 17°34′53″E / 49.89028°N 17.58139°E / 49.89028; 17.58139Coordinates: 49°53′25″N 17°34′53″E / 49.89028°N 17.58139°E / 49.89028; 17.58139
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Moravice River
Primary outflows Moravice River
Catchment area 464.1 km²
Basin countries Czech Republic
Max. length 13 km
Max. width 1.7 km
Surface area 8.7 km²
Max. depth 80 m
Water volume 218 700 000 m³

Slezská Harta Dam (Czech: Vodní nádrž Slezská Harta) is a water reservoir and dam in the Nízký Jeseník mountain range, Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic. The dam is built on upper course of the Moravice River. With the surface of 8.7 km² it is one of the largest reservoirs in the country. It was constructed in 1987-1998.

During the construction parts of six villages were demolished and subsequently flooded. The village of Karlovec was completely flooded and ceased to exist. Today only Saint John Nepomucen Church and several other abandoned buildings remain at the reservoir's shore.[1] Villages of Dlouhá Stráň, Nová Pláň, Razová, Roudno and Leskovec nad Moravicí were also partially flooded and are today located on the shore of the reservoir.

The dam is used mainly to generate electricity, supply drinking water to nearby towns and villages and to subdue floods on the Moravice River.


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