Brno Dam


The Brno Reservoir (in the Prýgl or Prygl hantac) or the Brno Reservoir, also obsolete the Kníničská Reservoir or the Kníničky Reservoir, is the largest body of water on the Svratka River. It was created by building a dam on the 56th river kilometer of Svratka and flooding the valley with the village of Kníničky. The dam used to serve as a water reservoir for Brno (now water from the Vírská dam and water from boreholes in Březová is used), for recreation and also as a source of electricity. Most of the dam is part of the Podkomorské lesy nature park.