The falls at Trollhättan

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Göta River with its once thundering falls at Trollhättan is tamed since long and has been dammed to provide the region with electric power. Most of the time the riverbed is nowadays completely dry, but on special occasions in summer the sluice gates are opened for a few minutes. Torrents of water (300 000 liters per second) are released into the empty riverbed to give you a vision of the former splendour of the falls. There is also an annual festival, Fallens Dagar, when the gates are opened at closer intervalls. The view to the left is seen from king Oscar`s bridge, whichs connects the banks of the river.