Mooserboden reservoir

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Mooserboden reservoir, view from the Hohe Tenn
Panorama view of the Mooserboden reservoir

The Mooserboden reservoir is located above the municipality of Kaprun in the Hohe Tauern in the state of Salzburg in Austria .

The reservoir is an annual reservoir with a surface of 1.6 km² and a usable volume of max. 84.9 million m³. The water is collected from a catchment area of ​​99.3 km², the majority of which is melt water from the Pasterzen glacier of the Großglockner . This melt water is collected in the Margaritze reservoir in Carinthia and fed through the 11.5 km long Möll transfer tunnel into the Mooserboden reservoir.

In the upper stage of the Kaprun power plant , the water is used to generate electricity. The target is at an altitude of 2036  m above sea level. A. , the lowering target to 1960  m above sea level. A.

The reservoir was created from the construction of the two dams Moosersperre (in the west) and Drossensperre (in the east) from 1947 to 1955. Between the two dams lies the Höhenburg rock ( 2108  m above sea level ).


Surname Type Wall height Crown length Crown width Max. Width of the base Concrete cubature
Moosersperre Gravity dam 107.0 m 494 m 7 m 70 m 670,000 m³
Throttle lock Vault dam 112.0 m 357 m 7 m 25 m 340,000 m³

When the water is completely blocked, the walls of the two dams bend 5 cm outwards.


Mooserboden reservoir, towards the valley, towards Schwarzköpfl, Schattseitköpfl, Karlinger Kees, Hohe Riffl

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Coordinates: 47 ° 9 ′ 45 ″  N , 12 ° 43 ′ 3 ″  E