Claerwen dam holds almost as much water as the combined total of the Elan Valley dams. Claerwen Dam took six years to build, using a workforce of 470. Claerwen Dam was opened by the newly crowned Queen Elizabeth on 23rd October 1952.
Height - 56 metres above river bed
Length - 355 Metres
Total capacity - 48,300,300,000 Litres
Here are some photos of the construction of Claerwen Dam taken by the late Edgar Price, Rhayader. Many thanks to Ian Price for the loan of the photos.
Some more photos of the construction on Claerwen Dam. Many thanks to Pauline Walton for the loan of the photos.
More Recent photos of Claerwen Dam.