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Cancano Lakes
The Cancano Lakes are two contiguous artificial water basins located in the Valley of Fraele in the Municipality of Valdidentro, above Bormio, in the province of Sondrio. You can reach past the towers of Fraele, ancient and mighty buildings of the 14th century.
The two basins are fed by the waters of the Adda River, which is not far from the two basins on Monte Ferro, as well as from the canals of the Spöl canal, the canal Gavia - Forni - Braulio and the new channel Viola Bormina.
The total capacity of the two basins is 187 million cubic meters of water and they supply the hydroelectric plant of Premadio, also located in the municipality of Valdidentro.
The two basins are formed by two dams, one takes its name from the same valley and the other one of San Giacomo.
The dam of San Giacomo is made by means of a rectilinear barrier, spur, lightened gravity and has a maximum height of 91.5 meters. The crown length is 965 meters. The building of the vase began in 1940, but the work had to slow down and then stop because of the war. At the end of the conflict the work was able to continue, the work was completed in 1950.
The Cancano dam is of gravity type and has a maximum height of 136 meters. The crown length is 381,367 meters. Work began in 1953 and ended three years later in 1956, tightening the valley at 1900 meters above sea level.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13936 W: 132 N: 28390] (166083)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2017-07-12
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/0.7, 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2018-02-09 6:03
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