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Water Spike

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Water Spike
Regulation of the water level

Technically, this is a unique sight. The so-called «spikes» are lowered into or withdrawn from the water manually to regulate the water level of Lake Lucerne.

The so-called «spikes» are lowered into or withdrawn from the water manually to regulate the water level of Lake Lucerne. It was built in 1859-60, replacing the Reuss steps that channelled the water over the city mills.

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