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Presas de Embalse en Badajoz

La Serena Dam and Reservoir

Presas de Embalse en Badajoz

La Serena Dam and Reservoir

La Serena Dam was inaugurated in 1990 and is situated on the Zújar riverbed, between the municipalities of Castuera and Esparragosa de Lares, east of Badajoz province, in Extremadura, Spain.

La Serena Dam is a gravity dam type with a height from foundatios of 91 meters and a crest length of 580 meters. The dam has a cota of foundation of 580 meters and a volume of the dam body of 1108.000 (1000 m3).

La Serena reservoir belongs to the Cuenca Hidrográfica del Guadiana (Guadiana River Basin) and has a capacity of 3219 hm3, is the second largest stock of water in the Iberian Peninsula and its waters flooded about 14.000 hectares, affecting the municipalities of Cabeza del Bue, Capilla, Castuera and Peñalsordo in the Comarca de la Serena, and Esparragosa de Lares, Garlitos, Puebla de Alcocer, Risco, Santcti-Spíritus and Siruela in the Comarca de la Siberia.

La Serena Reservoir was put in to operation in 1989 and stands on much of Zújar Reservoir.

Uses of the reservoir

Water supplying

La Serena Dam and Reservoir

La Serena Dam and Reservoir-perfil

Other reservoirs near by

Zújar Reservoir | Orellana Reservoir | Quintana de la Serena Reservoir

Distances from Castuera

La Garza 53 km
Campanario 18 km
Cabeza del Buey 32 km
Valle de la Serena 26 km
Zalamea de la Serena 15 km
Esparragosa de Lares 43 km

About Castuera Municipality

Castuera is a town in the province of Badajoz, which together with Cáceres forms the Autonomous Community of Extremadura.Extremadura is located in the western part of Spain. Within the community and, getting closer to the area, we find the region of La Serena, which is located in the western part of the province of Badajoz.

Castuera is one of the most important towns in the region of La Serena, constituting one of its most representative centers.

About Esparragosa de Lares Municipality

Esparragosa de Lares sits on the western edge of the area known as Siberia Extremeña, a name that refers not to the harshness of the climate, but to the distance from the capital of the province. In front of the town, the immense plains of the Zújar Valley open up, being a landscape of great natural beauty due to its grandeur. Part of these spaces, before meadows of oaks and cork oaks, pastures and barren areas, are covered by the waters of the Zújar dams and the gigantic La Serena dam.

2 comentarios

  1. Felipe escribio:

    Mi padre tuvo la suerte de trabajar en la construcción de esta presa.
    Le tengo mucho cariño.

  2. William Rowland escribio:

    Thanks for info especially dam diagrams. I often see this enormous body of water from 30,000 ft in the air as I fly from Bristol UK to Malaga ( usually on the right side of plane) or on left on the way back. I would love to try a spot of fishing on this the second largest lake in Iberia, but obviously not fishing from the plane , would need too much line for one 😀 .

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