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Presa de Tirajana - Santa Lucia de Tirajana, Gran Canaria, España
N 27° 53.043 W 015° 32.116
28R E 447314 N 3084473
Quick Description: One of about 60 reservoirs on the island of Gran Canaria.
Location: Islas Canarias, Spain
Date Posted: 1/24/2019 10:53:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMZYQY
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US
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Long Description:
The Presa de Tirajana reservoir, also known as Presa de la Sorrueda, was completed in 1974 and is one of the few reservoirs of Gran Canaria built with loose building materials. The dam foundations are made of clay, the dam wall is 74 meters high and has a capacity of 380,000m³. The unusual and tunnel-shaped overflow without a lock gate is known as Morning Glory (an English name for the magnificent wind that carries trumpet or funnel-shaped flowers).
Waterway where the dam is located: Barranco Tirajana

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

Material used in the structure: masonry

Height of Dam: 74 m

Date built: 1/1/1974

Fishing Allowed: yes

Motor Sports Allowed: no

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