Hydro-technical constructions

The Mácha Lake (Máchovo jezero), Doksy

Mácha Lake dates from medieval times and is part of the advances then made in the creation of artificial lakes. It is not a natural lake, but in fact a reservoir fed by the Robečský stream, expanded under Charles IV, as written in the chronicles of Beneš Krabice z Veitmile: “On the construction of large waters below the Castle Bezděz by Emperor Charles IV, 1367”...

The Mlýnice Reservoir – Nová Ves 1903 – 1906

The Mlýnice reservoir, the smallest of the Jizera Mountain reservoirs, is one of the first walled dams in the Czech Republic. It was built as part of the Lusatian Neisse catchment area water management system, designed by Dr. Otto Intze for the Liberec water management committee...

The Mšeno Reservoir, Jablonec nad Nisou 1906

Jablonec district is often referred to as the gate to the Jizera Mountains. It is situated in beautiful foothills, which are in large part the Lusatian Nisa upper water catchment area. Heavy and persistent rainfall is common and causes destructive flooding of the streams and rivers in the valleys below. Following catastrophic floods in 1897 a number of flood control measures were undertaken. A Water Board was established to regulate water courses and construct a number of valley reservoirs in the Lusatian (Görlitz) catchment area, as part of the six-reservoir General Plan unveiled in Liberec by Dr. Otto Intze on 13th January, 1901...