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Water Dams in Huelva

Cueva de la Mora Dam

Water Dams in Huelva

Cueva de la Mora Vault Dam & Reservoir

Cueva de la Mora Dam was built in 1971 on the bed of the Olivargas River, near the village of Cueva de la Mora, Andalusian municipality of Almonaster la Real, province of Huelva, Spain.

Cueva de la Mora is a vault dam type with a height from foundations of 34 meters and a crest lenght of 150 meters.

Cueva de la Mora Reservoir belong to the Cuenca Hidrografica del Guadiana (Guadiana River Basin) and has a capacity of 2,10 hm3.

Uses of the Reservoir

– Industrial

Cueva de la Mora Vault Dam & Reservoir

Cueva de la Mora Vault Dam & Reservoir

Cueva de la Mora Vault Dam & Reservoir

Vault Dam & Reservoir

Cueva de la Mora Vault Dam & Reservoir

Almonaster la Real

Almonaster la Real is a village situated in the centre of the Natural Park of Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche, one of the most important protected areas of the Community. The park occupies the entire north of the province with its meadows and small hills covered predominantly by forests oaks, oaks, chestnut trees and undergrowth, through which run numerous streams, forming a landscape of extraordinary beauty.

It is 110 km from Huelva, with access to the capital through the N-435. The A-470, Aracena-Cortegana, connects Almonaster with a large part of the region. The Villages and the main nucleus are interconnected by local paved roads, some of which are in poor condition. The FFCC Huelva – Zafra runs from North to South through the Municipality. This interesting communication route is in serious deterioration, constituting its enhancement one of the important challenges for the authorities of the Region and the provinces.


Odiel, Escalada, Olivargas, Rivera de Almonaster and Río Caliente. In addition, a numerous network of streams and minor riverbanks flow throughout the municipal area.


Given the size of the municipality, the great variety of flora that we can find is not surprising. In the North area, pastures of holm oaks and cork oaks predominate, leaving the chestnut and some gall oaks relegated to the highest areas. Next to the rivers and streams, the gallery forest formed by poplars, ash trees, willows and alders. The southern area is occupied, fundamentally, by large forest masses, highlighting the pináster pine and pinea and the eucalyptus. The Mediterranean scrub occupies the scrubland. The orchards, where vegetables and some fruit trees are basically grown, appear in the surrounding towns and villages, occupying the fertile plains and the flatter areas. Read more….

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