José Torán Dam
José Torán Dam & Reservoir
The José Torán Dam is located on the riverbed of Arroyo Guadalbarcar, forming part of the municipalities of Constantina, Lora del Río and Puebla de los Infantes, in the province of Sevilla, Natural Park of the Sierra Norte de Sevilla.
The dam can be easily accessed from Lora del Río, the reservoir is only about 12 km from the town.
This reservoir belongs to the Confederación Hidrográfica del Guadalquivir (area of Seville).
Construction work began in 1983 and began its operation in 1991.
The area of its basin is 234 km2 with an average rainfall: 851 l/m2 and an average annual contribution: 44 Hm3.The volume of the reservoir is 113.5 Hm3 and its surface area is 716.5 hectares.
The type of Dam is Vault (the dam has curvature in the vertical plane and in the horizontal plane. It was built with concrete) and spillway lip fixed. The dam has a height of 77 m on bedrock, a height above the bed of 69 m and a coronation length of 362 m.
With the construction of this dam was expropriated 1.215 hectares and it was also was affected the old road from Constantina to Puebla de Los Infantes.
Jose Torán Dam was built with these objectives:
– Irrigation – Supply – Uses of the layers of water (fishing – bathrooms – pedal boats)
Lora del Río Municipality
Just 60 kilometers from Seville, in the heart of the Vega del Guadalquivir, is Lora Del Río.
The fertile land on which the municipality is built caused the first civilizations to choose it to constitute population centers. The abundance of archaeological remains attests to this. The Tartessian settlement of the Mesa de Setefilla, from the beginning of the Bronze Age, around 1700 BC. C., continued by other Iberian settlements in the Loreño urban nucleus and in the neighboring tables of Almendro and Lora (“Lora la Vieja”), mark the beginning of local history.
A story that experienced great splendor with King Ferdinand III of Castile, who donated it to the Military Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, whose knights had decisively contributed to his surrender.