The Grande Dixence Dam is situated at the head of the Val d’Hérémence in Valais, SW Switzerland. The dam, which at 285 m is the tallest in Europe, is part of the Cleuson-Dixence hydroelectric power complex. Completed in 1961, the dam generates 2,000 GWh annually, which is enough to power 400,000 households.
This virtual field trip is very short. It will be expanded in due course.
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This website allows you to explore glaciers and glaciated landscapes using virtual field trips. High quality, 360 degree interactive panoramas (panospheres) allow you to look all around and zoom in on features of interest – a bit like Google Streetview ©.