El Chorro. Guadalteba dam (Presa del Guadalteba)
Dam Guadalteba (map) blocked the river stacks of the same name in October 1971, accumulating the water of the river Guadalteba, with an area of 417 square miles and an annual flow of 52 million cubic meters.
reservoir capacity is 153 million cubic meters, the water surface area of 775 hectares. The dam raised the river level on the section length of 17 kilometers.
the dam bulk, from natural materials, has a height from the ground of 84 m and 356 m above the sea level, width at the top part 44 meters. Of reinforced concrete made only the crest of the dam and the gigantic spillway with a 4-span with the locks.
He who finds the water discharge in the rainy season, you will see a fantastic spectacle.
to the Right of Guadalteba dam is another dam, the Guadalhorce (Not to be confused with the Conde de Guadalorce, I was telling you about in the previous article), but from the trail it is not visible. As you might guess, it covers the Guadalhorce river and commissioned in June 1973.
these Three dams provide for the regulation of mining runoff, protecting downstream from flooding and supply water to the vast agricultural area. The shores of the reservoirs are popular with outdoor enthusiasts.
All three dams are equipped with hydroelectric generators, installed in machine rooms at the base of the dams.
At the base of the dam water of three rivers, the Turon, Guadalteba and merge into the Guadalhorce reservoir Gaitanejo, along which we will continue your way.