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Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Cofiwch Tryweryn

A memorable day today, with a trek out to Canolfan Tryweryn white water centre, but did you know that this unique facility only exists due to the creation of Llyn Celyn reservoir. This was created in the 1960s to help supply water to big cities over the border, leading to the death of the community of Capel Celyn, when all the residents were moved out to flood the valley.

Today water is released into the Afon Tryweryn to control water levels in the Dyfrdwy (aka Dee) downstream, into which the Tryweryn flows. This does mean that during these releases, that there is plenty of water in the river for all sorts of splashing on the white water rafts.

Splash no. 1

Splash no. 2

Getting ready for Splash no. 3

Bit more of a dunking than a splash this time.

All splashing together.

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