Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Loch Quoich hydrodam

Loch Quoich hydrodam 6/6
The winter sun continued to shine on Tuesday and we ventured into Glen Garry.

This is the hydrodam on Loch Quoich, part of the Glen Garry hydroelectric scheme.

The water level was well below normal because the water was frozen into the surrounding hills as snow and ice. When the warmer weather arrives, the snow will melt and the loch will fill.
Loch Quoich hydrodam overspill
The hills were covered in snow and the few cars we met stopped at the dam after which we started to encounter snow that had obviously drifted after the snow plough had left. This wasn't a problem for a 4x4 but might have become a problem for cars with low ground clearance or drivers who weren't used to snow covered roads.
Loch Quoich hydrodam
Loch Quoich hydrodam

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