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Mohne Dam

Construction Started 1909
Completed 1913
Type Gravity Dam
Length 777 meters
Height 36.6 meters
Base Width 30.5 meters
Top Width 7.6 meters

Mohne Dam
Mohne Dam

Construction of the Mohne dam started in 1909 and was completed in 1913 after four years. Located just south of Soest and 25 miles east of Dortmund, the Mohne dam was the largest in Europe.
At almost 120 feet (36.6 meters) high from the bedrock to the crest, 850 yards (777 meters) long and more than 100 feet (30.5 meters) thick at the base (25 feet or 7.6 meters at the top), it was built from blocks of granite masonry. It held back approximately 140 million tons of water.

The Mohne dam was protected by 2 anti-torpedo nets in the water in front of the dam and anti aircraft guns.

Mohne Dam, 1940 (Before Attack)
Mohne Dam, 1940 (Before Attack)

Pictures: Mohne Dam After Attack

Click here for the location of the Mohne dam on the Mohnesee reservoir on Google maps.

Download Google Earth .KMZ file for the Mohne Dam.


Pictures: Mohne Dam (1990's)

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