Döda Fallet

Döda fallet, The dead case is the present name of the place where formerly the Swedish waterfall Gedungsen (also: Storforsens ) has found. The waterfall was the outflow of Indalsälven from the former lake Ragundasjön and had a height of 35 meters. The site is located between Hammarstrand and Bispgården in Ragunda in Jämtland.

The waterfall was a problem, as the emerging forest industry wanted to use the Indalsälven for the rafting of logs. Since the case was high, steep and rocky, most logs were destroyed at this point. The merchant Magnus Huss, also known as Vildhussen, launched for 100 Swedish Reichstaler end of the 18th century an attempt side of the waterfall to create a channel for the rafting. This attempt ended in the night of 6 to 7 June 1796 in a disaster. At the opening of the channel, the entire sea behind emptied within a few hours. The Indalsälven is managed with a 15-meter high tidal wave a new run through the porous Kiesmoräne leaving behind the Gedungsen still and waterless. Despite the enormous destructive power there was to complain at this event no persons victims. The earth masses, which washed away the river, gathered later at the mouth of the Indalsälven north of Sundsvall and created a delta, where an airfield is located today.

Near Döda fallet there is also an outdoor stage, are listed on the every summer folk comedies.


The now defunct Lake had a length of about 25 kilometers and was filled with about 300 million cubic meters of water. Where once was the middle of the lake, now houses the city Hammarstrand. When you place a smaller waterfall, Hammerforsen whose power was later used for a hydroelectric power plant was built.