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The Gileppe dam en lake


The dam was built at the request of the Verviers wool merchants to have enough pure water needed daily to the textile industry. 

It was inaugurated in 1878 in the presence of King Leopold II and its capacity was 12 million m³.

 Between 1967 and 1971 it was modernized and its capacity is growing to 26 million m³. The dam, the lake, the mighty lion, the high tower of 77 meters with a spectacular view of the entire site, the walks and other activities can be  discovered at twenty kilometers from Plombières.

Le Lac et le barrage de la Gileppe

route de la Gileppe 55A 

     4845 Jalhay

 +32 (0) 87 76 56 87

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