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A project that was aimed at preventing catastrophic floods, improving river navigability and producing clean electricity. It was initiated in September 1977 between the Czechoslovakia and Hungary. Soon both countries had economical problems and the work was slow and finally it stopped in 1981.
After many years of negotiations it was decided to switch to an alternative solution on a smaller scale. The artificial canal would start at Čunovo, part of the Slovak capital city Bratislava, and the Gabčíkovo power plant would operate in run-of-the-river mode with no water level fluctuation. Construction started in November 1991.
Now we have the Gabčíkovo Dam with power plant and nice viewing platform from where you can admire the Danube river.
It's enough to ride over the dam to log this as found, but it's recommended to make a short stop and admire the views.
Cachepicture By Chellingworth Trent Chellingworth - User:Chellingworth Trent Chellingworth, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15146122
Ride over the dam or stop for awhile to admire the views
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