Gilău is a locality situated in Cluj county, with a population of 6464 inhabitants.

Gilău
Environs

Tarnita dam and lake

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GPS Coordinates:
46,72641 N, 23,29685 E

Lake Tarnița is located west of the city of Cluj Napoca, between Râșca, Mărișel and Gilau. It was made in 1974, by the Barrage of the Someș Cald river. The 97-meter-high arc spring and the 237-meter-wide crest was designed to contain 74 million cubic meters of water. Built to produce electricity, the hydroelectric plant has an installed capacity of 45 MW. It is the largest of the three lakes on this valley. Its length reaches 9.7 km, the surface of the water gloss 220 ha, and sometimes reaches a depth of 70 m.

The great depth of the lake inspired the locals' fantasy. The locals propose walking tours on the lake, and the creatures tell you the legend of the monsters who live in the depths of the lake. The lake is of a rare beauty, the forest descends to the lake level offers an amazing landscape. Lake is the favorite place for fishermen. It is possible to fish from the shore and for the time being also from the boat, because in 2008 Lake Tarnița was declared navigable. Specialists strive to prohibit any activity on the lakes that are a source of drinking water for the population of Romania.

Until then, the lake's surface is populated with all sorts of boats, ranging from simple boats to rowing or motorbike. Many villa owners also have boating docks. They are used to travel between the lakeside villas, rather than pass a water kilometer to ten kilometers dried. Each year in July, the Swim Traverse Swim is organized on the lake, a sample of 6500 m, which attracts over 100 competitors.

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