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Lake Izvorul Muntelui

Yesterday I went in a Sunday trip with my family to Izvorul Muntelui Lake, nearby Bicaz town, Neamt county, Romania, 140 km away from our home city, Suceava. Here are some photos taken during this trip. But first,

What about Izvorul Muntelui Lake?

Wikipedia says:

The Lake Izvorul Muntelui, also known as Lake Bicaz, is the largest artificial lake on the interior waters of Romania; it was created after the completion of a dam built on the Bistriţa River. The dam is located a few kilometers north of the town of Bicaz.

The dam was built between 1950 and 1960 and is used to generate hydroelectricity at the Bicaz-Stejaru hydro-plant. It has a height of 127 meters, a length of 435 meters, and a maximum width of 119 meters. The lake has a length of 40 kilometers, an area of 33 km² and a maximum volume of 1,250 million m³.

The lake is a popular tourist destination in the region, especially in summertime, when visitors can take the ferryboat from the Bicaz port for a short trip on the lake, enjoying the magnificent view of Mount Ceahlău on the west shore.

In the 1960s and 1970s there was regular ferry service between the Bicaz port and the villages on the lake shore.

At Potoci, a few kilometers north of the town of Bicaz, there is a biological research facility, equipped with a small submersible used for underwater explorations. The facility was visited by the marine biologist Jacques-Yves Cousteau in 1984.

Izvorul Muntelui harbour

Izvorul Muntelui Lake harbour.

Izvorul Muntelui Dam

Bicaz Dam on Izvorul Muntelui Lake.

View from the ship upper deck

View from the ferry upper deck.

Tourists enjoying the trip on the lake

Tourists enjoying the ferry trip.

Father and son looking at the lake shore

Father and son looking at the lake shore.

View from the deck with Romanian flag

View from the deck with Romanian flag.

He's the ship captain

He's the captain of this old ship, named Resita.

Upstream of the lake, where Bistrita river is forming the lake's tail

Upstream of the lake, where Bistrita river is forming the lake's tail during the raining season.

A mysterious cliff in the middle of the lake. The water is low level due to the drought and the rock is fully visible

A mysterious cliff in the middle of the lake. The water is low level due to the drought and the rock is fully visible.

I wrote this short article in English because I wanted it to sound like an invitation for overseas tourists as well. Sorry if my English was not that good.

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