Porto della Torre Weir

The Weir of Varallo Pombia is an iron construction based on three blocks. The weir is the second barrier along Ticino River coming from Maggiore Lake. About a mile away farther south is located Panperduto Weir. In this stretch of river waters of the Ticino suffer considerable fluctuations depending on water from Lake Maggiore.

The Weir has begun working in 1942. The complex is composed of the hydroelectric power Enel, situated in the municipal district of Somma Lombardo, and the weir of Porto della Torre, used also as a bridge on Ticino linking Somma Lombardo, Lombardy, and Varallo Pombia, Piedmont, the two opposite banks on Ticino.


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