Llyn Brenig

Llyn Brenig

Llyn Brenig

Date

14 September 2013
Location

Llyn Brenig, Hiraethog

SH 97600 54151; 53.07472°N, 3.52994°W

Information

Llyn Brenig is a 4km-long reservoir situated on the Conwy/Denbighshire border, and is part of the system designed to regulate the flow of the River Dee, which supplies water to north-east Wales and north-west England. It was constructed from 1973 to 1976 and its 1.6km-long dam was built using material quarried from the site of the reservoir, which has an area of 370 hectares and a capacity of some 60 billion litres. When water is released from the reservoir it is drawn off from the outlet tower and then runs through a 1.6m-diameter pipe through a culvert 320m long underneath the dam before flowing out to later join the Afon Alwen, a tributary of the Dee.

Llyn Brenig is popular for water sports, such as fishing — the reservoir is stocked with rainbow trout — and sailing. Its visitor centre features an exhibition, cafe and fishing facilities, and is open from March to October.

Llyn Brenig (Wikipedia)

 

View from the top of the dam

View from the top of the dam

Top of the dam

Top of the dam

Outlet tower

Outlet tower

Llyn Brenig

Llyn Brenig

Visitor Centre

Visitor Centre

Memorial plaque

Memorial plaque

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