Spring flood

Ångermanälven - one of the great rivers of northern Sweden.

At this time of the year the water levels peak due to large quantities of melting snow. The average discharge during the whole year is 500 m3/s, almost 10 times the river Thames. Sadly the river Ångermanälven is tamed by numerous dams with hydroelectric power stations. So if you want to see the raw power in the large rapids and streams you need to visit at this time of the year.

This image is from Långbjörn a power station with a height of fall of 34 m.