Medeu mudflow protection dam in the Maloalmatinsky gorge.
Hiking up the stairs of the Medeu Dam.
Ttrip to the Medeu dam from the city of Almaty.
The high-altitude dam in the Medeo tract is the height of engineering skill and a grandiose project built to protect the city of Almaty from mudflows from the mountains. The height of the dam is 150 meters, according to the projects, two directed super-powerful explosions were first made, which brought down part of the gorge and created a man-made barrier, which was then completed and strengthened. The construction of the dam began in 1964. In 1973, the dam held back a powerful mudflow, which descended along the bed of the Malaya Almatinka River.
Dam Medeu - how to get there.
The dam is located in the Maloalmatinsky mountain gorge along Nursultan Avenue above the city of Almaty, in the mountains of Almaty, in the Ile-Alatau reserve. Opposite the hotel kazakhstan there is a stop from which bus number 12 goes to the Medeu tract.
Medeu alpine dam - information for tourists.
On the dam, a staircase has been built that leads from the foot of the dam to its very top; the stairs can be used to climb the dam on foot. It may take you 15 to 30 minutes to climb, depending on your fitness level. From the Medeu dam a gorgeous view of the Maloalmatinskoe gorge opens up in both directions. In November 2010, the site was awarded the status of a monument. A cable car runs through the Medeu dam to the Chimbulak station and further to the Talgar pass.