Almanchares Dam and Reservoir
Almanchares Dam and Reservoir – Canillas de Aceituno
Almanchares Dam was built in 1995 on the bed of the Almanchares River, municipality of Canillas de Aceituno, province of Málaga, Andalusia.
Almanchares is a gravity dam type with straight plant made with concrete, it has a height from foundations of 21,5 meters and a crest lenght of 65 meters.
Almanchares Reservoir has a capacity of 0,070 hm3, its basin has a surface of 10,870 km2 and belong to the Cuenca Andaluza Mediterranea.
Uses of the Reservoir
Canillas de Aceituno
Canillas de Aceituno extends over the slopes of the Sierra Tejeda, to the north of the comarca (region) of Axarquia. It is surrounded by the la Maroma peak and the peak of Fuerte and Rompealbaldas. Canillas is a Moorish village, where the grapevine was the main crop, and still is an important element in the landscape and the economy. The only remains of Arabic origin which are preserved in the village are a well near the existing fuente del Huertezuelo and the Torre de la Reina Mora. Read more…..