STF postcard no 12 – Kasseforsen (Kasse-waterfall) in Lagan
The waterfall Kasseforsen, or as it’s called today Karseforsen, is nowadays a dead waterfall.
Only a couple of years after STF’s picture was taken, at Christmas time 1929, Karsefors electrical power plant was compleated and the impressiv waterfall with the high of 26 m was silence.
Karsefors is still south Sweden’s bigest hydro electric plant with its 31 MW. A modern wind turbine givs about 2 MW as a average, according to Vattenfall, so you need about 15 for compensate for Karsefors. Not a enormus number!?
Every year, the second Suday in August, on the ”Waterfall Sunday”, the water is admitted in the old river-channel for a couple of hours.
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