Vidraru Lake was founded in March 1966 and is located on the Arges River on an area of 28 km
length. Situated between the mountains forehead and ghitu, add water lake river Capra, Buda and several direct tributaries (River Lady, and Cernatul Valsan, topology, Valea lui Stan and clear), with a total flow of about 5.5 m³ / s. Total area of the lake is 393 meters, length of 10.3 kilometers and maximum width of 2.2 kilometers in the valley Lupului – nun. Maximum water depth is 155 m high dam near 166 m and water volume is 465 million m³. The normal retention is 830.00 meters above the sea (Counties).
Arges-Baraju-Vidraru dam construction took five years and a half. They drilled 42 km of underground galleries were excavated 1,768,000 m³ of rock, of which about 1 million m³ in underground bands have 930,000 m³ of concrete, of which 400,000 m³ underground and were mounted 6300 tons of equipment electromecaniceBarajul Vidraru was at the time of inauguration, the fifth in Europe and ninth in the world among similar buildings.
It is a double curvature concrete dam made of 22 vertical ploturi, with a height of 166.60 meters and a canopy of 307 feet in length, is crossed by the new interior horizontal galleries. The building rests on the slopes of mountains and Vidraru Pleasa and the hydroelectric turbines and electric generators provide energy production, in an average hydrological year, from 400 GWh / year