Iznajar Dam & Reservoir
The Iznajar Dam and reservoir is located in the Geníl river, in the andalusian municipalities of Iznájar, Rute, Loja, Zagra, Cuevas de San Marcos and Algarinejo. Occupies land in the provinces of Málaga, Córdoba and Granada.
The reservoir belongs to the Hydrographic Confederation of the Guadalquivir (Granada zone) and was inaugurated in 1969 by the Head of the Spanish Estate Francisco Franco.
With the construction of this dam was flooded about 600 homes and had to move approximatelly 2.000 people. Was expropriated an area of 2857 hectares.
The area of its basin is 5.000 km2, has an average annual rainfall of 583.7 mm and an annual average contribution of 600 Hm3.
As for the technical data we can say that the Iznájar reservoir has a surface of NMN 2521.72 hectares, a capacity NMN of 981.12 Hm3 and a perimeter of 118 km.
The type of dam is a Gravity Mixed Plant, has a height of 101 m from the bed, a coronation lenght of 406.89 m and a dam volume of 1.396.400 (m3).
Purpose of the Iznajar Dam
– Protection against flooding of the Genil.
– Supply the towns with an estimated population of 200.000 inhabitants.
– Irrigation (300 to 400 hm3, 80.000 hectares)
– Electricity (79.500 Kw)
– Fishing – Water Sports – Bathrooms – Fight Fire
Photo Below 23/11/08