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Huesna Dam

Water Dams in Sevilla

Huesna Dam & Reservoir

Huesna Dam was built in 1990 on the bed of the Rivera de Huesna River and is located in the Andalusian municipalities of Constantina and El Pedroso, province of Sevilla.

Huesna is a rokfill dam type with straight plant and asphalt screen with a height from foundations of 73 meters and a crest lenght of 278 meters.

Huesna Reservoir belong to the Guadalquivir River Basin and has a capacity of 134,6 hm3.

Uses of Huesna Reservoir

  • Regulation of the Guadalquivir Basin
  • Water supplying
  • Flood control

Huesna Dam & Reservoir

Huesna Dam & Reservoir

Huesna Dam & Reservoir

Constantina Municipality

Constantina is located northeast of the province of Seville. It has a municipal term of Location Constantina483 Km2, integrated almost entirely in the “Sierra Morena de Sevilla” Natural Park.

With 5,954 inhabitants (2018-National Institute of Statistics) it is the most populated town in the region.

The town center is located at 556 meters above sea level, sitting on the Valle de la Osa, conditioning its unique and sinuous structure, which increases the beauty and character of its streets, squares and corners.

Its geographical coordinates are 37º 52′ N, 5º 37′ W and it is located 80 kilometers from the capital.

The main elevation is Cerro Negrillo with 903 meters of altitude.

The municipality of Constantina borders the Sevillian municipalities of San Nicolás del Puerto, Alanís, Las Navas de la Concepción, La Puebla de los Infantes, Villanueva del Río y Minas, Lora del Río, El Pedroso and Cazalla de la Sierra.

The most remote archaeological remains found in caves near the limit of the current population of Constantina are samples of occupation from the Chalcolithic era.

The sources speak of an occupation by the Beturiense Celts and archeology testifies to commercial contact with the Phoenicians and the Punic presence.

The Celtic-era settlement was called Lacunimurgi, a toponym that was renewed during the years of Roman colonization by that of Constancia Iulia, whose archaeological remains are found in the so-called Cerro del Almendro, becoming a settlement that even minted coins. It was, therefore, an enclave whose importance lay basically in its strategic location both in relation to the layout of the roads that connected the Guadalquivir Valley and Lusitania and for the use of natural resources related to copper and silver mining.

The traditional Latin name of Constantina, and the fact that it is next to a road, traced between Astigi (Écija) and Emérita Augusta (Mérida), as well as multiple archaeological testimonies, show the great development of this town in Roman times. The wines extracted at this time became famous even in Rome itself and were known by the name “Cocolubis”. Read more…

3 comentarios

  1. jonathan escribio:

    buenas ,estaria interesado saber si este embalse es navegable con una barca hinchable ,gracias

    • Manuel escribio:

      Hola buenas estoy interesado si se puedo navegar

      • dani escribio:

        es navegable con cualquier barca que no tenga motor aun siendo mayor de 2,5m con un kayak ?

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