As the image above shows, the Inn River below Kiefersfelden begins to look more like a lake than a river. As the images below show, another strange thing happens: the level of the river is higher than that of its floodplain. Here the Inntal bikepath sits on a levee of the reservoir in which the Inn is trapped.

        The Inn is trapped here by a major dam, the Oberaudorf-Ebbs dam. The dam is a hydroelectric project with a nameplate capacity of 60 megawatts. The next image shows the dam from upstream:


        . . . and our last image shows the dam from downstream, and the Inn once again flowing like a river:



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