A little about Llyn Clywedog
Majestic views across mid Wales, and a 72m high dam holding back 50,000 megalitres of water, makes this one of our most spectacular visitor sites.
Why was Llyn Clywedog created here?
- The creation of the reservoir was driven by the increasing demands on the River Severn as a water source for Birmingham and the English midlands.
How long did it take to build the dam?
- Approximately four years to build; work started in 1963 after the passing of an Act of Parliament ordering its construction and finished in 1967.
What is Llyn Clywedog’s role in the water supply network?
- It is not linked directly to the water supply network but instead, exists to regulate the flow of water to the River Severn during the winter months, and to ensure a minimum flow during the summer.