Ulmbach dam

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Ulmbach dam
Dam of the Ulmbachtalsperre
Dam of the Ulmbachtalsperre
Location: Lahn-Dill district
Tributaries: Ulmbach
Larger places nearby: Greifenstein
Ulmbachtalsperre (Hesse)
Ulmbach dam
Coordinates 50 ° 36 '9 "  N , 8 ° 16' 11"  E Coordinates: 50 ° 36 '9 "  N , 8 ° 16' 11"  E
Data on the structure
Construction time: 1964-1965
Height above valley floor: 16 m
Height above foundation level : 19 m
Building volume: 150,000 m³
Crown length: 290 m
Data on the reservoir
Water surface 6.7 hadep1
Reservoir length 560 m
Storage space 0.82 million m³
Catchment area 30 km²
Aerial view of the Ulmbachtalsperre

The Ulmbach reservoir is a reservoir in the Lahn-Dill district in Hesse , which is dammed by the Ulmbachtalsperre (also known as Ulmtalsperre or flood retention basin Ulmbach ).

It is located in the Beilstein district of the municipality of Greifenstein , near Leun and Wetzlar and 12 km southwest of Herborn . It serves the flood protection of the Lahn and operated by Ulmbachverband. In addition, the reservoir is a recreational area surrounded by meadows . The Ulmbach is dammed . The lake is 570 meters long and 90-180 meters wide, the water surface is 6.7 hectares. The dam holds 740,000 cubic meters of water, or - depending on the water level - up to 820,000 m³.


The barrier structure is an earth embankment dam . The Ulmbachtalsperre was modernized in 2006. The reservoir was completely drained for this purpose. The dam was renovated in 2012.


The Ulmbachtalsperre recreational area has:

  • Camping site with permanent camps / sanitary facilities
  • Beach with sunbathing lawn ( DLRG supervision on weekends)
  • Rowing and bathing boats allowed
  • Diving, fishing
  • Kiosk / restaurant
  • Parking spaces
  • Children's playground
  • Bird sanctuary

The bank is only flat in the bathing area, otherwise it is steep and overgrown.

See also

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Wetzlarer Neue Zeitung: The Ulmtalsperre is green and in bloom , July 20, 2006
  2. Refurbishment completed.

Web links

Commons : Ulmtalsperre  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files