2 Dams to explore in Italy
Located in Southern Europe consisting of a peninsula delimited by the Alps and surrounded by several islands.
The Monte Cotugno dam is an Italian dam built in the years between 1970 and 1982 on the territory of the town of Senise, Province of Potenza, region of Basilicata, along the course of the River Sinni. It is the largest dam in Europe 1 on clay. The dam is protected to enjoy the plural use of the water resource. The water is taken by the Consorzio di Bonifica di Bradano e Metaponto, by means of an elevation system placed in the valley of the dam and irrigates the province of Matera and Taranto thr
Vajont Dam is a double-curved, thin-arch dam, and at 860 feet high, it remains one of the tallest dams in the world. The dam is 11 feet wide at the crest, 73 feet wide at the base, with a crest length of 623 feet. There are 16 gates on the crest with an underground powerhouse and three outlets in the abutment.