Vidraru Dam Lake
Vidraru Dam, one of Ceausescu's megastructures, was completed in 1966 on the Argeș River and created Vidraru Lake, with the primary purpose of serving a hydroelectric power plant.
The dam's height is 166 meters (548 ft) and it can store 465 million cubic meters of water. The reservoir has a total shoreline length of 28 km (18 miles).
The dam's construction took 5 and a half years. It required 42 km (26 miles) of tunnels, excavation of 1,768,000 cubic meters of hard rocks, 930,000 cubic meters of concrete and required the installation of 6,300 tons of electro-mechanical equipment. When completed, it ranked 5th in Europe, and 9th in the world. As of 2021, Vidraru Dam is the 16th tallest dam in Europe.
The Transfagarasan road passes over the top of the dam, which is 305 meters (1,006 ft) in length. Also, during the summer there are boat trips on the lake.
Vidraru Dam Lake can be seen via: