A 100-Year-Old Dam

A 100-Year-Old Dam

Not many people visit a small village Porogi located in the Chelyabinsk region. The place is considered very boring and an old local dam is not of a great interest to anyone. Meanwhile, the hydro-electric power plant has just celebrated its 101 anniversary and will be described in the post below.

A 100-Year-Old Dam

A new hydro-electric power station was launched in 1910 next to a huge metallurgic factory built several years before that.

A 100-Year-Old Dam

The huge enterprise closed 15 years ago.

A 100-Year-Old Dam

Some tourists with children come to the place from the adjacent villages just to look at the beautiful waterfall.

A 100-Year-Old Dam

It is not allowed to enter the dam as it is in a critical condition and can be destroyed any time.

A 100-Year-Old Dam

But when a water level rises the guard goes to open the valves. That’s when it becomes possible to enter the closed territory and take pictures of the station.

A 100-Year-Old Dam

A 100-Year-Old Dam

A 100-Year-Old Dam

A 100-Year-Old Dam

A 100-Year-Old Dam

The Porozhskaya hydroelectric power plant was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

A 100-Year-Old Dam

The dam is in a bad condition and requires repairs.

A 100-Year-Old Dam

The nearby river also needs to be cleaned.

A 100-Year-Old Dam

The power station supplies the small hotel, Porogi village and the adjacent settlement with electricity. It could definitely handle a greater region if the equipment could be changed and repairs were carried out. The station could have been closed long time ago. It was saved due to enthusiasm of of a former chief engineer of the factory. When he retired and opened a hotel of his own he started to take care of the place as it was abandoned by everyone else.

A 100-Year-Old Dam

A 100-Year-Old Dam

A 100-Year-Old Dam

A 100-Year-Old Dam

Let’s go inside and look at the machines that are 100 years old.

A 100-Year-Old Dam

There are three turbines. One of them can supply the adjacent territory with necessary energy.

A 100-Year-Old Dam

A 100-Year-Old Dam

The power station is controlled manually by one guard.

A 100-Year-Old Dam

A 100-Year-Old Dam

A 100-Year-Old Dam

A 100-Year-Old Dam

A 100-Year-Old Dam

A 100-Year-Old Dam

A 100-Year-Old Dam

A 100-Year-Old Dam

The tubes have never been changed since the moment of their installation.

A 100-Year-Old Dam

A 100-Year-Old Dam

In spite of all difficulties the place is still functioning.

A 100-Year-Old Dam

Location: Porogi

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