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THE PUMPING STATIONS
Z’Mutt pumping station (altitude 1972 m)
Lying in the depths of the Mattertal valley, Z’Mutt is the most powerful pumping station in the Grande Dixence complex. It is fed by water from the Bis and Schali glaciers which overlook the Vispa river, and also by the streams flowing from the Gorner glacier. It pumps around 140 million cubic metres of water per season.
Stafel pumping station (altitude 2180 m)
Built at the base of the Matterhorn, the Stafel pumping station pumps some 100 million cubic metres of water annually. Its water supply comes from the Z’Mutt, Mischabel, Findelen, Upper Theodul and Furgg glaciers.
Ferpècle pumping station (altitude 1896 m)
The Ferpècle pumping station, fed by water from the glacier of the same name, is situated in the depths of the Val d’Hérens. Each year, its sends approximately 60 million cubic metres of water to the Arolla pumping station, via the La Maya reservoir.
Arolla pumping station (altitude 2009 m)
This is the second most powerful pumping station in the Grande Dixence complex after the Z’Mutt station. It receives water from the Tsidjiore Nouve and Bertol glaciers and pumps around 90 million cubic metres of water annually, including the water already pumped from Ferpècle.
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