Royal Forest Dam (5 km)

Přehrada Les Království
A few kilometres from Dvůr Králové nad Labem, against the flow of the river Elbe, you can find the Royal Forest Dam, one of the most beautiful dams in the Czech Republic. The dam embankment, towers, dam keeper’s house, water surface and surrounding vast forests feel like a fairytale. 

The reason for the construction of this dam was the flash flood in July 1897, which at the time was regarded as a 100-year flood. The dam began to be built in the year 1910, at the same time as the dam on the upper flow of the Elbe near Špindlerův Mlýn. These two dams were to prevent the kind of damage which the flash flood of 1897 caused in the Dvůr Králové and Jaroměřsko regions. However, by the start of the war in the year 1914, the dam at Dvůr Králové nad Labem was not completed; it was only finished in the year 1919, and two years later a power plant was built there.

The dam’s main purpose is to protective; i.e. catching flash floods. A further role is the production of electricity and, thirdly, improving flow when the water level is low. Since the year 1964 the dam has been protected as a technical monument; in the year 2010 it was declared a National Heritage Monument. 

The Royal Forest Dam is found in the map portal here.

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Přehrada Les Království

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Přehrada Les Království

Přehrada Les Království

 
Přehrada Les Království

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Přehrada Les Království

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