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Fierce fights for the strategic gap of the Váh and the mountain range Malá Fatra near Strečno in the north-west of Slovakia took place between the German army and the partisans of the Slovak National Uprising (SNP). A memorial was built on the hill Zvonica to commemorate the dead heroes.
The statue of Juraj Janosik stands in Terchova above the village towards Vratna Valley. It was built by locals to their famous native. It is a monumental statue of an over – lifetime size. The statue of Juraj Jánošík is made of stainless steel sheet and measures 7 and a half meters. It’s author is academic sculptor Ján Kulich and statue was built in 1988.
Velky Rozsutec is the most significant mountain located in the Krivan part of Mala Fatra in Slovakia. Characteristic are limestone walls and parallel bars forming the summit pyramid. The peak is at 1610 m. It is considered one of the most beautiful mountains in Slovakia. Velký Rozsutec has become a symbol of mountains and is also found in the logo of the Malá Fatra National Park. In the past it was said that gold is located around the summit. There are also legends about the hidden Treasure of Janosik.
The Turček waterworks or water reservoir began to be built in 1992. Its main task is the accumulation and supply of raw water for the Turček water treatment plant, from where it supplies drinking water to the districts of Žiar nad Hronom, Handlová and Prievidza. Its secondary mission is to protect the upper reaches of the Turks from floods, to ensure its ecologically stable flow throughout the year, and to generate electricity in small hydroelectric power stations wherever the work creates slopes and flows with the possibility of their construction. The reservoir is located at the confluence of the Turiec and Ružový potok brooks above the village of Turček. The total catchment area is 29.5 km2. The average amount of water supplied to the water treatment plant is 15.8 mil. m3. The width of the valley is approximately 120 m and the altitude in the dam is 719 m. n. m. The total tank volume is 10.6 mil. m3, while its stock volume is 9.9 mil. m3. (the tank is filled twice a year) and the fixed volume is 0.3 mil. m3 of water. In the area of the dam are built objects ensuring the functionality of the water tank. […]
The history of the Orava water construction dates back to the beginning of the 19th century, when the first designs for the construction of the dam in Ústianské hrdlo were worked out. The first such designs are from 1830 and therefore more than 100 years before the construction of the Orava Water Construction. All proposals were aimed at eliminating or at least mitigating the consequences of the devastating floods that have been very common in the past. The construction of the system of water works on the river Orava, between the villages of Tvrdošín and Ústí nad Oravou is formed by the Orava Water Structure, which took place during World War II, from 1941 to 1953. parameters and technological equipment of hydropower plant. All deficiencies that arose during construction were removed after the end of the war in 1949 by creating a concrete gravity dam. Slanica, Usti, Lavkov, Hamre and Osada were flooded in the reservoirs and two villages were partially flooded, with the need to relocate about 3200 inhabitants. The realization of the water structure Tvrdošín, which is a buffer tank of the top power plant Orava, took place in 1972 – 1978. The purpose of the Orava water […]
The main purpose of the waterworks Liptovská Mara – Bešeňová is in the management of water for irrigation in the lower Váh, in the use of hydropower for electricity generation, in improving water purity in the flow, supplying water for industry, increasing flood protection, fish farming and also recreational and sporting purposes. It also permanently ensures and directs water management in the Váh river basin and by suitable cooperation of the Liptovská Mara and Orava reservoirs it improves runoff conditions to Váh in summer, but especially in winter. Construction of dams Liptovská Mara – VS Bešeňová began in 1965 intensive geological survey, which, together with the preparatory work lasted until the end of 1969. From January 1970 began its own construction of the dam Lipt. Mara – Bešeňová, which was completed at the end of 1977. But already 1.5.1975 was reached the minimum operating level, which allowed to start its operation. The dam of Liptovska Mara is 1,225 m long, 45 m high above the river bottom and a width of 7 meters. The total dam volume is 3,970,000 m³, covering an area of 21.68 km², a length of about 7.5 km, an average width of 2.5 km and a […]
The water reservoir Nová Bystrica was built between 1983 and 1989. It is located on the river Bystrica, in the area below the confluence of the brooks of Harvelka, Stanov potok and Riečnica. “Cholvárkami”. Only the Catholic church from the village of Riečnica remained from the original development. It serves primarily as a source of raw drinking water, which is directed to the treatment plant and from there it is distributed to the districts of Žilina and Čadca as drinking water, further it serves to contain the flood wave and utilizes its hydro-energy potential.