Allt na Lairige

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Allt na Lairige Reservoir
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Location Glen Fyne, Scotland
Coordinates 56°19′06″N 4°49′16″W / 56.3184°N 4.8210°W / 56.3184; -4.8210Coordinates: 56°19′06″N 4°49′16″W / 56.3184°N 4.8210°W / 56.3184; -4.8210
Type reservoir
Basin countries United Kingdom
Surface area 332,555 m2 (3,579,590 sq ft)
Surface elevation 294 m (965 ft)

National grid reference NN25251745

Allt na Lairige Dam,(Burn of the Pass), is a pre-stressed concrete dam[1] creating an impounding reservoir which serves the Glen Shira Hydroelectric scheme.

History[edit]

Completed in 1957.

The dam was designed by William George Nicholson Geddes, as directed by James Arthur Banks of Babtie, Shaw and Morton of Glasgow.[2] Construction was carried out by Marples Ridgway. It was completed in 1956 and has a height of 22 metres.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Turpin, Trevor (2007). Dam. Reaktion. p. 43. ISBN 1861893280. 
  2. ^ Engineering Timelines

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