Santiago de Cereixo Tidal Mill - - Vimianzo, SP
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
N 43° 07.986 W 009° 07.580
29T E 489725 N 4775603
Quick Description: This tidal mill is placed in the confluence between the Río de Carnés (Carnés river) and the Rio Grande (Grande River).
Location: Galicia, Spain
Date Posted: 12/10/2014 6:40:37 AM
Waymark Code: WMN1ZG
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Tharandter
Views: 3

Long Description:
"A tide mill is a water mill driven by tidal rise and fall. A dam with a sluice is created across a suitable tidal inlet, or a section of river estuary is made into a reservoir. As the tide comes in, it enters the mill pond through a one way gate, and this gate closes automatically when the tide begins to fall. When the tide is low enough, the stored water can be released to turn a water wheel.

Tide mills are usually situated in river estuaries, away from the effects of waves but close enough to the sea to have a reasonable tidal range. These mills have existed since the Middle Ages, and some may go back to the Roman period."
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Current Status: Still In Use

Current Use: Mill

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