Rocks in the Cranenweyer

The Cranenweyer is a reservoir in the Anstelvallei in Kerkrade.

Mid 20th century to reach the coal mines in Kerkrade their polluted waste water into the surrounding streams. Similarly Ham mine and the Domaniale Mine. They use the Anstelerbeek. After the mine closure activities will be undertaken in order to better respect the environment. One of those activities is the construction of a hiking area where this reservoir belongs.

Just before Eygelshoven is a dam built in the Anstelerbeek. The lake thus created will be named Cranenweyer. It is the only lake in the Netherlands. The lake gets on August 30, 1974 his name. The Land Registry Book Kerkrade from 1771 mentions a piece of land, located an der Cranen weyer (weyer = pond). It belongs to the domain of Castle Erenstein. The pond itself is the site of the southern part of the present dam. The Crane Weier covers an area of approximately 20 hectares. It has a regulatory function (prevention of flooding in the former municipality of Eygelshoven and overloading of the worm) and a recreational function (located in the recreation area, fishing pond with about 500 fish and former boating lake).

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