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Algeciras Wadi Reservoir

Situation

The Algeciras Wadi Reservoir is located on the Algeciras wadi, a tributary on the left bank of the River Guadalentín, in the Segura basin. More exactly it is between the hill known as the Cerro del Castro de la Atalaya on the right bank and the Pico de Castellar on the left, in the municipality of Alhama de Murcia (Murcia).

The coordinates of the point where the meets the reservoir comes as follows:

X 1º 23' 05" West
Y 37º 53' 23" 9 North

The meeting point mention before has the next U.T.M. coordinates:

Reference system ETRS89. Time zone= 30
X=641.939
Y=4.194.529

Access to the dam and reservoir

There are three ways to reach the reservoir, all from the A-340 main road on the stretch between Librilla and Alhama de Murcia.

Access to the reservoir facilities and the crest access road is included as an integral part of the construction. This road passes the regulating basin and the spillway, and also leads to the upper berm and the side ventilation conduit for the perimeter gallery. Also there is a road which leads to the administrative centre, the pump house, the gallery and the valve-house in the scour outlet.


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


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