Glendoe Reservoir

A reservoir constructed 2006-08 in the Glendoe Forest at the head of Glen Tarff as the principal storage for the Glendoe Hydro Electric Scheme, the Glendoe Reservoir extends to around 200 ha (494 acres) and lies 6 miles (10 km) southeast of Fort Augustus in Highland. It contains 11.5 million cubic m of water, although the water level is restricted to an operating range of 6m (20 feet) on environmental grounds. The dam comprises a rock-filled embankment some 35m (114 feet) high and 905m (2969 feet) in length, making it the longest dam in Scotland. Located more than 600m (1968 feet) above Loch Ness, this gives rise to the greatest head of water of any hydro-electric scheme in the UK, ensuring its great power and efficiency.

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