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Římov, Waterwork

The waterworks Římov is the key source of quality drinking water for the major part of Southern Bohemia, mainly for the city of České Budějovice, but also for the regions around the towns of Tábor, Milevsko, Písek, Jindřichův Hradec, Strakonice and Český Krumlov.


Location: River basin of Vltava
Investor: Jihočeský vodárenský svaz
Realization: HOCHTIEF VSB a. s.
Type: Waterwork
Main indicators: Capacity of the reservoir  34,5 mil. cubic metres
Flooded area  210 ha
Description: For the rock-fill dam local materials were used,  and there is an inner oblique earth sealing core. The crest of the dam is 290 metres long and is 47 metres above the bottom of the valley. The two base outlets are able to transfer up to 2 x 46 cubic metres per second of water. To cope with floods, there is an enclosed spillway on the left side of the valley (3 fields of 6.9 metres in width), followed by a 12-metre-wide and 130-metre-long chute. The access road to the dam is 500 metres long.