The Seujet Dam

Come and admire this dam built on the Rhone riverbed, between the Coulouvrenière and Sous-Terre bridges, near the former Forces Motrices factory.

 

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History

History

From 1894 to 1995, the water level of the lake was regulated "by hand" using movable wooden gates attached to the Pont de la Machine. The dam was inaugurated in 1995, with 3 objectives: control the water levels of Lake Geneva; regulate the flow of the Rhone; produce electricity. 

Environnement

Environnement

Le barrage est équipé d'une passe à poisson permettant chaque année à 4'000 poissons de remonter le fleuve, ainsi que d'une rampe facilitant le passage des castors. Depuis 2002, l'ouvrage a reçu la certification naturemade star, un label qui garantit la provenance de l’énergie et la qualité de sa production selon les critères les plus exigeants d’Europe. Ceci lui permet aujourd’hui d’alimenter le produit Electricité Vitale Vert.

Key figures

Key figures

5,6 MW

of total power

20 GWр

produced per year

1%

of the Canton of Geneva’s consumption produced

21

pools for the fish ladder

1

passage for beavers

Tour information

Tour information

Target audience

 

These guided tours are suitable for companies, schools, organisations and public bodies.

The tours are organised for groups from 10 people minimum to 20 maximum. Recommended age: from 10 years old.

Please note: Visits are unsuitable for persons with reduced mobility.

 

Tour information

 

From Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last tour)
Duration:1 hour
Languages:French, English

 

 

Pricing

 

Tours are free for schools, organisations and public bodies.

For companies, the price is CHF 300 per guide (20 people).

Registration is required.

 

Registration information

 

Once you have filled out our form formulaire , you will receive a confirmation e-mail.

For more information, contact us via visites.sites@sig-ge.ch, or at +41 (0)22 420 75 71.

 

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