|Function / usage:||
|Built:||1908 - 1913|
Geographic Information & Related Structures
Brüningsen, Möhnesee, Soest (Kreis), North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Europe
|height||max. 40.3 m|
|crest length||650.0 m|
|crest thickness||6.25 m|
|reservoir capacity||134 500 000 m3|
|capacity for electric power generation||3 500 kW|
|thickness||max. 34.2 m|
|16 May 1943 - 17 May 1943||
During the night, allied bombers hit the dam, destroying it over a length of 77 m and a height of 23 m. A flood wave of 6-7 meters in height ensues as 110 million cubic meters of water spill out destroying the down river Möhne valley and killing 1 200 people. The dam was repaired the same year, though the power house was completely destroyed.
Reconstruction of the power house begins.
|1972 - 1974||
Complete renovation of the dam.
Currently there is no information available about persons or companies having participated in this project.
Relevant Web Sites
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- Die Industriegeschichte des Wassers, Düsseldorf (Germany), 1985
- 80 Jahre Möhnetalsperre, in "Bautechnik", October 1993, n. 10 v. 70