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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Verzasca valley. Vogorno lake. Empty reservoir of Verzasca dam. The reservoir is dried due to the first renovation works since dam’s construction (60 years ago). View from the dam on the old road and a stone arch bridge which are normally both under the water. The Contra Dam, commonly known as the Verzasca Dam, is an arch dam on the Verzasca River. The dam is 220 metres high by 380 metres in length. The dam creates the Vogorno lake, a water surface area of 1.68 km2. It supports the 105 MW Verzasca hydroelectric power station. The dam was constructed between 1961 and 1965. 17.01.22 © 2022 Didier Ruef