Los Hurones Dam
Los Hurones Gravity Dam & Reservoir
The reservoir belongs to the Hydrographic Confederation of the Guadalquivir (Cádiz area)
Type of dam: gravity, forming a straight angle of 50 ° with the river.
Construction Year: 1953
Surface: 900.8 hectares
Purpose: To provide safe water to towns in the province of Cádiz, Hydroelectric and Irrigation. The reservoir covers an area of just over 900 hectares, its tail is about 12 km and its capacity is 135 hm3. La superficie de la cuenca es de 290 km2. The basin area is 290 km2.
The reservoir is located in Algar, Ubrique and El Bosque, this strategic area support the highest rainfall in the province.
Opinion: forgetting its technical aspects, I must say it is one of the most beautiful dam and reservoir I’ve seen. The dam and its surroundings are clean and well cared for. Near the dam is and small village with planty gardens and abundance of.
The houses that make up this small village were used by employees and technicians who worked on the implementation of this dam.This village has a beautiful church that is used on special occasions, weddings, baptisms, etc..
There is also a bar restaurant “Venta El Pantano” where you can eat or drink.The employees are always willing to give any information about the reservoir and surrounding villages.
Access is by paved road, approximately 8 km from the main comarcal road.
The visit to the dam and the surroundings towns is highly recomended