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  • DAM (Undated)

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  • None recorded

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Created automatically by NMRS Register Utility
User: Admin, Date: Wed 13 Oct 2004
NH10NE 5 1845 0979

This dam spreads over onto OS 10,000 map sheet NH11SE
Information from RCAHMS (DHR), July 2001.

Loch Cluanie Dam is the main catchment and storage dam for the Northern section of the Great Glen scheme with water fed from a number of catchments and also fed in by tunnel from Loch Loyne (see separate item) which lies to the south. Cluanie Dam is at the top of a cascade with water passing through Ceannacroc, Livishie and Glenmorriston power stations (MHG58694, MHG58695 and MHG58696 ). The dam is rubble fill with a concrete panel fascia and oversailing vehicular access deck above fixed spillway to the centre. Tunnel gatehouse towers are located to both ends of the dam controlling flow in from Loch Loyne and flow out to Ceannacroc. A small valvehouse to the centre of the downstream face houses the compensation set and the controls for the large spiral dispersal valve. Cluanie Dam is of relatively standard design and construction. It is prominently sited adjacent to the A87 road to Kyle of Lochalsh and Skye forming a local landmark. This structure was recorded as part of HES' Hydro-Electric Digitisation Project during 2010-11. <1>

GIS Spatial data created 2018 based OS Master Map. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 1844 0987 (108m by 652m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH10NE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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