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Presas de Embalse en Caceres

Valdecañas Dam and Reservoir

Presas de Embalse en Caceres

Valdecañas Dam and Reservoir

Valdecañas Dam was built in 1964 on the bed of the Tajo River, in the municipality of Belvis de Monroy, province of Caceres, in Extremadura, Spain.

Dome dam with a height from foundations of 98 metres and a crest length of 290 meteres. It has two spillways and its waters are regulated by gates.

Dome dam are built with reinforced and prestressed concrete. This type of dam used the theoretical foundations of the vault because it has a convex curvature facing the reservoir, and the load is distributed across the dam towards the ends.

Valdecañas Reservoir belongs to the Cuenca Hidrográfica del Tajo (Tajo River Basin) and has a capacity of 1446 hm3. Its basin covers and area of 36540 km with and average annual contribution of 4054 hm3.

Uses

Hydroelectric
Irrigation

Valdecañas Dam and Reservoir

Valdecañas Dam and Reservoir

Distances from Belvís de Monroy

Almaraz 8 km
Berzalejo 67 km
Saucedilla 13 km
Valdecañas de Tajo 9,5 km
Campillo de Deleitosa 19 km
Navalmoral de la Mata 10 km


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