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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Verzasca valley. Fredy Fuchs blows his alphorn in the empty reservoir of the Verzasca dam. He stands on the old road and a stone arch bridge which are normally both under the water. The reservoir is dried due to the first renovation works since dam’s construction (60 years ago). The Contra Dam, commonly known as the Verzasca Dam, is an arch dam on the Verzasca River. It creates the Vogorno lake, a water surface area of 1.68 km2, and supports the 105 MW Verzasca hydroelectric power station. 22.01.22 © 2022 Didier Ruef