Remains of the Dolgarrog Dam Disaster


The breach in the dam wall.

Llyn Eigiau, a lake at the edge of the Carneddau mountains in Snowdonia, Wales, was the origin of the worst dam disaster in Welsh history. The devastating flood of 1925 is commemorated by a plaque placed on the massive boulders that came to rest after destroying much of the village of Dolgarrog.

Llanberis, Wales

In 1911, a dam three-quarters of a mile long and 35 feet high was built across part of the eastern side of the lake, to supply water for the hydroelectric power station in the village and power the aluminum works next to the station. A new tramway was constructed…

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