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Presa de Los Hornos - San Bartolomé de Tirajana, , Gran Canaria, España
N 27° 57.945 W 015° 35.711
28R E 441461 N 3093550
Quick Description: Water dam in the centre of the island of gran canaria
Location: Islas Canarias, Spain
Date Posted: 1/22/2019 8:31:46 AM
Waymark Code: WMZY7H
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US
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Long Description:
The dam is located 1565 metres above sea level. The dam wall was built in 1933 from mortar masonry. Later it was extended and today it is 27 m high and has a capacity of 697000 m³. The water is channelled through irrigation ditches and tunnels to the municipalities of Arucas and San Mateo.
The reservoir is located on a strange volcanic rock called "Roque Nublo Breccie". The vegetation of the area consists of a young pine grove, as well as various species of broom and sage, which are very common in high mountain areas.
Waterway where the dam is located: Water supply through various small mountain streams

Main use of the Water Dam: Water Supply (Drinkable)

Material used in the structure: masonry

Height of Dam: 27 meters

Date built: 1/1/1933

Motor Sports Allowed: no

Fishing Allowed: Not Listed

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