MHG58692 - Invergarry Dam
A dam built in the 1950s as part of the Great Glen Hydroelectric Power Scheme.
Type and Period (1)
- DAM (Modern - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)
- None recorded
Mass concrete dam of 1956. <1>
Invergarry Dam is a small dam with integrated tunnel intakes which provides a degree of storage and appropriate flow regulation for Invergarry Power Station (MHG16744). The dam is multifaceted, spanning a narrow gorge. Two gates are provided to control the level of the loch and a compensation set generates power from the legal minimum compensation water which is provided to the river. A separate intake gatehouse tower lies some 200m distant from the dam. This is a relatively small dam of predominantly standard and functional design. It contains a number of relatively standard features such as fixed spillway and trash screen cleaner. This structures wsd recorded as part of HES' Hydro-Electric Digitisation Project during 2010-11. <2>
GIS Spatial data created 2018 based OS Master Map. <3>
- <1> Text/Publication/Monograph: Payne, P. L.. 1988. The hydro: a study of the development of the major hydro-electric schemes undertaken by the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board. Pg 152.
- <2> Interactive Resource/Online Database: RCAHMS. Canmore, online database of the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS).
- <3> Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Mastermap. Digital. XY
|Grid reference||Centred NH 2760 0206 (57m by 112m)|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/312943/invergarry-dam (Link to online HES Canmore record)
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