Llyn Brianne Reservoir: Protests prevent road building
While the protestors were unsuccessful in preventing the construction of the dam, they did prevent a new roadway through the beautiful Doethie valley from being built. Without their efforts a wonderful part of Wales would have been decimated.
There was still fierce opposition to the reservoir and many to this day wish they had won the fight. Many remember the valley before forestation and the reservoir. It was a beautiful place.
However for those of us now driving around the Reservoir, it is still a beautiful place, and what we cannot see we do not miss. Wales seems to have been chosen for a lot of reservoirs because the valleys were sparsely populated, and so few people were displaced, and because the rainfall is particularly high. Certain valleys could be closed off at one end, thus permitting a whole host of reservoirs to be built.
If you want to live in a good climate, do not move to where there are lakes, lochs or reservoirs!
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