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Water Dams in Málaga

Concepcion Dam

Water Dams in Málaga

Concepcion Dam & Reservoir

La Concepción reservoir is located in Marbella, near Istán, on the Río Verde river and was built to solve the problem of water supply in the Costa del Sol West.

The reservoir mainly supplies the towns of Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Mijas, Benahavís, Marbella, Estepona, Casares and Manilva


The reservoir covers an area of 142 km2, has an average annual rainfall of 756 mm and an average annual contribution of 75 hm3.

The type of the La Concepcion Dam is Gravity and straight plant with two alignments, has a coronation length of 256 m, a foundations height of 89.55 m and a height above the bed of 70 m.

Its spillway is front-centered in the dam body, with 3 openings Taintor gates.

Drainage of intermediate type, focusing on the dam body with two channels of 2.50 x1, 50, with a flow rate of 175 m3/seg.

The reservoir of La Concepcion has a capacity of 57 hm3, a surface of 214 hectares and the length of river affected is 5 km.

Presa de la Concepción

Presa de la Concepción

Presa de la Concepción - Pantano de la Concepción - Embalse de la Concepción en Marbella

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