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José María de Oriol Alcántara II Dam and Reservoir

Presas de Embalse en Caceres

Jose Maria de Oriol Alcantara II Dam and Reservoir

Jose Maria de Oriol Dam, also known as Alcantara Reservoir is located on the bed of the Tajo River, in the municipality of Alcántara, Cáceres, Extremadura.

José María de Oriol Dam was made with buttresses, has a crest lenght of 570 meters, a height from foundations of 130 meters and a crest elevation of 223 meters.

The dam has two spillways, central one with three bays and on one side in the left margin.

The José María de Oriol Dam/Alcantara II belonging to the Cuenca del Tajo (Tajo River Basin) has a capacity of 3162 hm3, has a lenght of 91 km and a maximum level of 218 meters above sea level.


Hydroelectric (Iberdrola Generación S.A)

The hydroelectric plant of José María de Oriol is among the roman bridge of Alcántara (second century) and the confluence of the rivers Tajo and Alagón. Its location takes advantage of contributions from the two rivers.

This hydroelectric plant is one of the largest in Spain and has an installed capacity of 916 megawatts (MW).

The Jose Maria de Oriol plant has four hydroelectric units of 229 MW of power which entered in service between 1969 and 1970. The heaviest part of the instalations is the rotor of each generator weighing 600 tons.

Jose Maria de Oriol Alcantara II Dam and Reservoir

Jose Maria de Oriol Alcantara II Dam and Reservoir

Other near by dams

Valdeobispo Dam | Borbollón Dam | Valdecayo Dam

Surrounding towns

Piedras Albas | Casillas | Coria | Ceclavín | Acehuche | Portezuelo | Cañaveral | Serradilla | Talaván

Santiago del Compo | Garrovillas | Brozas | Alcántara

Distances from Alcántara

Brozas 16 km
Cáceres 66 km
Ceclavín 34 km
Membrío 32 km
Piedras Albas 12 km
Herrera de Alcántara 73 km

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