Spey Dam and Reservoir

Located in the Central Highlands, the Spey Dam and Reservoir represent the upper-most part of the Lochaber Hydro-Electric Power Scheme built by the British Aluminium Company in 1944 and now owned and operated by the multi-national Alcan. The dam blocks the River Spey 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Newtonmore, creating the reservoir. Water flows out of the reservoir through a canal to Loch Crunachdan at the mouth of Glen Shirra, from where it enters a tunnel emerging in Loch Laggan.

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