|Data on the structure|
|Height above valley floor:||19 m|
|Height above foundation level :||14.3 m|
|Crown length:||240 m|
|Operator:||Euskirchen-Swisttal water supply association|
|Data on the reservoir|
|Altitude (at congestion destination )|
|Storage space||68 500 m³|
|Total storage space :||110,000 m³|
|Catchment area||3.4 km²|
The dam was built at the end of the 1930s to supply industrial water to the Euskirchen cloth industry. The construction was not completed due to the war, so that the capacity is just under 70,000 m³ instead of the planned 300,000. Completion was planned for the 1980s, but this was not completed due to the decline in the cloth industry. 1996–1997 the dam was technically overhauled. Process water for industry and agriculture is obtained from the dam. The operator is the Euskirchen-Swisttal water supply association.
The up to 9.10 m deep reservoir is used for fishing . Sunbathing without clothing ( nudism ) is also tolerated at the lake . Bathing and other water sports are not permitted, information on use is provided by signs on the lake.
- Euskirchen-Swisttal water supply association
- Dams directory NRW (PDF; 122 kB)
- Dams in North Rhine-Westphalia; State Environment Agency NRW (PDF; 124 kB)