Uggleviken
 

Uggleviken

Uggleviken has been a source of water for many centuries, and used to be connected to the Baltic Sea before tectonic uplift turned it into the swamp it is today.

The water reservoir at Uggleviken. It has a capacity of 18,000 m³ and was built in 1935. A unique aspect of its design is that it has no thermal insulation - calculations showed that even with an outside temperature of -25°C, the water in the reservoir was such a massive store of heat that its temperature would only drop by a few tenths of a degree. This was subsequently proven during the cold winters at the start of the 1940's, where a thin crust of ice did form but was broken up as the water level changed. (Source: Wikipedia[a])

2016-01-02 22:25

Stockholm Random Walk, Uggleviken

The remains of the Ugglevik well, a trinity well that according to popular belief would have water with special healing powers. The first mention of it is from the end of the 18th century, and the water was potable until the 1970's. At present the water is not potable, and the well has been sealed. Spring water does break through to the surface, forming small streams leading down to the Ugglevik swamp.

2016-01-02 22:35

Stockholm Random Walk, Uggleviken

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