Aracena Dam & Reservoir
Aracena is a gravity buttressses dam type with straith plant, it has a height from foundations of 59,50 meters and a crest lenght of 612 meters.
Aracena Reservoir belong to the Cuenca Hidrografica del Guadalquivir (Guadalquivir River Basin) and has a capacity of 123 hm3. Its basin has a surface of 408 km2 and the reservoir surface is 954 hectares.
Uses of Aracena Reservoir
– Ecological Flood
– Water Supplying
Aracena, Natural Park Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche
Aracena and the mountain that bears its name are located in the heart of Natural Park Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche on the edge of National Road 433, Seville, Lisbon, at Kilometre 89.
The first known human settlements date from prehistoric times; there are archaeological remains at the Cueva de la Mora, (The Cave of Mora) in the Umbrian village dating from the megalithic times (III millennium BC). The mineral wealth of the area has led to various settlements, such as Castañuelo (the village of castanets) in which there are two different cultures, one belonging to the Bronze Age (second millennium BC) and another to the Iron Age (mid-I Millennium BC). Read more…..