the overspill from the Karahnjukar hydro dam in Iceland

the overspill from the Karahnjukar hydro dam in Iceland Stock Photo

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Ashley Cooper pics / Alamy Stock Photo

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5616 x 3744 px | 47.5 x 31.7 cm | 18.7 x 12.5 inches | 300dpi

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13 September 2010

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Karahnjukar dam and Halslon reservoir, a massive new contorversial hydro electricity project in North East Iceland, in the wilderness area of Vatnajokull, created by damming the Jokuls a Dal river. Controversial as it flooded a huge area of one of Europes last wilderness areas, that was home to nesting Whooper Swans and Pink Footed Geese. The project does however produce 40% of Icelands electricity from renewables. The projects statistics are as follows, power generation, 700MW, gross head, 600 metres, Max flow 144 M/sec, Halslon Lake area 57KM squared, storage volume 2.1 million metres, damheight 198m (the tallest in Europe) headrace tunnels 73km. 100 % of Icelands electricity is generated from renewables, 70% from hydro and 30% from geothermal. This show shows the overflow from the dam.

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