The Haute Route

All the hydro intakes on the spectacular Grand Dixence(?) hydroelectric scheme seemed to be marked with statues of Our Lady. The scheme features a network of barrages (dams - some over 200m high) and long tunnels which collect water from the high catchments of the Rhone. Some of the generation heads are in excess of 2000m!

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