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Loch Droma Barrage Dam

Barrage (20th Century)

Site Name Loch Droma Barrage Dam

Classification Barrage (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Conon Valley Hydroelectric Power Scheme

Canmore ID 312894

Site Number NH27NE 7

NGR NH 25317 75383

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Lochbroom
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty


Field Visit (2010)

Droma Dam prevents water crossing the watershed and leaving the catchment and directs it into Loch Glascarnoch (see separate item) providing storage capacity in the scheme. Water leaves the dam through a tunnel before existing into Loch Vaich and thence into Loch Glascarnoch. The dam is relatively low lying as a consequence of the local topography of flat moorland plain. Compensation is supplied to the river from a central valve. There are several pipes which feed water from separate catchments into the dam. The dam has a relatively limited landscape contribution because of its long low profile. It is of predominantly functional design. PL Payne,1988, 5; E Wood, 2002, 38; J Miller, 2002.


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