Hydro-technical constructions

The Power Plant Wrzeszczyn

An intensive clearing of the mountain forests in the XVIII and the XIX century caused an imbalance of the water retention conditions. The mountainous lay-out of the Bóbr river basin, settlement in the flood-plain and many downpours had caused catastrophic floods especially at the end of XIX century in 1888, 1890 and 1897...

The Power Plant “Kraszewice” in Kraszowice

Almost five kilometers down the Bóbr river on its 153.7th kilometer in the village called Kraszowice, there is a power plant “Kraszewice” built between 1931 and 1932. The history of the village, a mansion and two farms is indicated by a working watermill in 1825. At the turn of the XIX and the XX centuries, the catastrophic floods in the Bóbr’s river basin influenced the proper regulation of the river. In the 1930s the cascade development programme of the middle course of the Bóbr river was created...

The Power Plants Bobrowice III and IV

In 1864 on the meandering Bóbr River, north-west of Jelenia Góra which was called “the End of the World” (Weltende in German), a paper factory and a pulp mill was built to obtain paper material. In that location water is pushed forward onto the vertical rocks, suddenly turns left and the level of the river-bed drastically drops giving the impression that the water disappears...