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Algeciras Wadi Reservoir


The construction of the Algeciras Wadi Reservoir, with its capacity of 42.13 million m³ at maximum normal level, was carried out for two reasons. Firstly, it is an intermediate storage deposit for the Tagus-Segura Inter-Basin Canal, and secondly, it forms part of the General Flood Control Plan of the Segura river Basin (Law 4/1987, of 13 November).

The main purpose was to create defence against floodwaters heading downstream, and in doing so to reduce and delay the heaviest flooding. Additionally, it would have the function of storing and regulating the flow volume transported in the Right-Bank Canal.

Spillway channel with the regulating basin behind
Spillway channel with the regulating basin behind

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