Pastviny (Grazing lands) - summer resort (495m), ancient village erected before 1543 by herdsmen of Žampach domain.
During 1932-1938 there was a water reservoir built on the Divoká Orlice river retaining 11 millions square meter water. The lake has got an area of 110ha with at a length of about 7 km, with 193m long and 43m high rock-fill dam. The main purpose besides flow regulation and flood prevention is generation of electricity in an hydroelectric plant and of course recreation and leisure use. Some 1 km down the stream there is another detention reservoir Nekoř (called also Small Valley Dam) with 40m long and 9,5m high dam.
Halfway from the main dam and Klášterec village there is a location named Kraví skok (Cattle jump). The Bublačka (Bubble creek) valley has been spanned with an iron bridge, which originally passed the river by in former "Old Grazing lands" before submersion. Reputedly a cow skipped down the bridge once, without suffering and giving birth to healthy lusty calf few weeks afterwards.
Obec Pastviny on server "www.orlicko.cz"
Photo of empty dam on same server.
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