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Tajo de la Encantada Dam

Water Dams in Málaga

Tajo de la Encantada Dam (Contraembalse) – Villaverde Dam

The Tajo de la Encantada Dam was desgned with two reservoirs at diferent level, joined by a large water pipe. In the one on the lower level there are several electricity-generating turbines and they are operated with the water pressure from the upper reservoir (Villaverde Dam, near the Bobastro ruins).

At night, when energy is less expensive, these turbines will become drive motors and the lower water reservoir is pumped to the top. The next day, the process starts draining the water supply. The business is in the difference in price of electricity day and night.

The Tajo de la Encantada Dam is located on the edge of the tagus, in the Chorro, municipality of Álora, where the hydroelectric company has inmplemented the largest reversible hydroelectric in Spain, Salto de la Encantada.

More About Tajo de la Encantada Dam

Dam name: Tajo de la Encantada (Contraembalse)
Dam Owner: Sevillana de Electricidad
Designer: Cia Sevillana – Electricity
A Risk category based on potencial: A
Date of work completion: 31/12/1978
UTM Coordinates 30: 343246 – 4086000

River: Guadalhorce
Municipality: Álora
River basin: Cuenca Mediterránea Andaluza
Province: Málaga

Reservoir Applications

Usuarios: Sevillana Electricidad
Types: Supply, Hydropower, Irrigation.

Hydrological Data

Surface of the river basin (km2): 1740.
Design flood peak discharge (m3/s): 2780

Reservoir Data

Reservoir surface (hectares): 34,40
Cappacity to NMN (hm3): 4,30
Cota of NMN (m): 202.50

Dam Facts

Dam Type: Gravity
Cota coronación (m): 205.00
Height from foundation (m): 38,20
Crest length (m): 178.00
Foundation cota (m): 166,80

Spillway Data

Total number of spillways in the dam: 1
Capacit (m3/s): 2780.00
Regulation: Gates

Tajo de la Encantada Dam - Villaverde Dam

Presa Tajo de la Encantada - Embalse de Villaverde - Contraembalse - Pantano Tajo de la Encantada

Presa Tajo de la Encantada - Embalse de Villaverde - Contraembalse - Pantano Tajo de la Encantada

Presa Tajo de la Encantada - Embalse de Villaverde - Contraembalse - Pantano Tajo de la Encantada

Presa Tajo de la Encantada - Embalse de Villaverde - Contraembalse - Pantano Tajo de la Encantada

Presa Tajo de la Encantada - Embalse de Villaverde - Contraembalse - Pantano Tajo de la Encantada

Presa Tajo de la Encantada - Embalse de Villaverde - Contraembalse - Pantano Tajo de la Encantada

Embalse de Villaverde


2 comentarios

  1. Francisco SANTIAGO GARCIA escribio:

    La capacidad en el proyecto inicial del Embalse Superior Tajo de la Encantada efecivamente era de 3,0 Hm3 , pero durante la ejecucion de las obras se amplio la excavacion del vaso de este Deposito entre las presas 3 y 4 , quedando la capacidad final en 3,6 Hm3. , , El Director de Construccion del Salto de la Encantada.

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