MHG58726 - Barrage Dam - Loch Droma


A dam built in the mid 1900s as part of the Conon Valley Hydroelectric Power Scheme.

Type and Period (1)

  • BARRAGE (Modern - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The Droma Dam prevents water crossing the watershed and leaving the catchment and directs it into Loch Glascarnoch (see separate item) providing storage capacity in the scheme. Water leaves the dam through a tunnel before existing into Loch Vaich and thence into Loch Glascarnoch. The dam is relatively low lying as a consequence of the local topography of flat moorland plain. Compensation is supplied to the river from a central valve. There are several pipes which feed water from separate catchments into the dam. The dam has a relatively limited landscape contribution because of its long low profile. It is of predominantly functional design.The 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 2532 7533 (89m by 328m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH27NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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