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La pedrera Reservoir

Situation

La Pedrera dam and reservoir are located on the Servicio Geográfico del Ejército Maps 913 (27-36) Orihuela, 914 (28-36) Guardamar del Segura, 934 (27-37) Murcia and 935 (28-37) Torrevieja, on a scale of 1:50 000, published in 1997. The dam closes the Rambla de Alcoriza between El Cabezo del Moro on the right bank and El Cerro de La Pedrera on the left bank, about 400 m upriver from its confluence with Arroyo Grande, in turn, a tributary of the Segura river on the right bank. For the construction of the reservoir it was necessary to build, apart from the main dam located in the course of the wadi called Rambla de Alcoriza, three additional key dams.

The coordinates of the point where the Barran-co del Bosch meets the reservoir comes as follows:

Reference system ETRS89. Time zone= 30
X=686.400
Y=4.211.563

Geographical coordinates (based on the Greenwich meridian) :

X 2º 48’ 10” West
Y 38º 01’ 85” North


Access to the dam and reservoir

The geographical environment of the reservoir is densely populated, and the nearest most important city is Orihuela, which is about 8 km away; it is about 20 km from Murcia capital following the route of the former Murcia to Alicante main road N-340a. The dam can be reached from Murcia following the road going from the right riverbank of the Segura river that connects the capital with Beniaján, Torreagüera, turning off at the Cabezo de la Plata signpost in the direction of Torremendo where, before reaching this municipality, a left turn must be taken to reach Dike III. The A-333 road runs along this dike leading to the main dam, Dikes I and II and to the Administration building. Another option is to continue through Zeneta until Hurchillo and from there to turn right to reach Dike III.

The nearest railway station is Orihuela, 8 km away, on the Cartagena-Alicante-Barcelona RENFE line.


The location of the reservoir can be seen in the following map:


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