Spremberg Dam

Spremberg Dam
Location Spree-Neiße district
(near Cottbus, Spremberg)
Coordinates 51°38′49″N 14°23′41″E / 51.64694°N 14.39472°E / 51.64694; 14.39472Coordinates: 51°38′49″N 14°23′41″E / 51.64694°N 14.39472°E / 51.64694; 14.39472
Construction began 1958 - 1965
Dam and spillways
Impounds Spree
Height (foundation) 20.2 m (66 ft)
Height (thalweg) 12 m (39 ft)
Length 3,700 m (12,100 ft)
Elevation at crest 96.15 m (315.5 ft)
Width (crest) 5 m (16 ft)
Dam volume 1.1 MCM
Active capacity 42.7 MCM
Catchment area 2,239 km2 (864 sq mi)
Surface area 9.33 km2 (3.60 sq mi)
Normal elevation 92.00 m (301.84 ft)
Power station
Installed capacity 1 MW

Spremberg Dam (German: Talsperre Spremberg) and its associated reservoir (Spremberger Stausee) lie between Cottbus and Spremberg and impound the River Spree. Together with the surrounding countryside they make up the protected landscape also known as the Talsperre Spremberg. The dam itself is made of earth and is the only one in the state of Brandenburg that counts as a "large dam". Its purposes are industrial water supply, flood protection, electricity generation, drought protection and recreation. It was taken into service on 8 October 1965.

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