Alicurá Dam

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Alicurá Dam
Alicurá Dam is located in Argentina
Alicurá Dam
Location of Alicurá Dam
Official name AES Alicurá
Country Argentina
Location Patagonia
Coordinates 40°35′10″S 70°45′09″W / 40.58611°S 70.75250°W / -40.58611; -70.75250Coordinates: 40°35′10″S 70°45′09″W / 40.58611°S 70.75250°W / -40.58611; -70.75250
Status Operational
Opening date 1985
Owner(s) AES Argentina
Dam and spillways
Impounds Limay River
Height 135 m (443 ft)
Dam volume 13,000,000 m3 (17,003,358 cu yd)
Spillway capacity 3,000 m3/s (105,944 cu ft/s)
Inactive capacity 3,215,000,000 m3 (2,606,443 acre·ft)[1]
Surface area 67.5 km2 (26 sq mi)
Power station
Turbines 4 x 250 MW Francis-type[2]
Installed capacity 1,000 MW

The Alicurá Dam (in Spanish, Embalse de Alicurá) is the first of five dams on the Limay River in northwestern Argentine Patagonia (the Comahue region), about 100 km from the city of San Carlos de Bariloche and 705 m above mean sea level. It was inaugurated in 1985.

The dam is used primarily for the generation of hydroelectricity with an installed capacity of 1,000 MW. The reservoir is also employed to raise Salmonidae.

The Alicurá reservoir has an area of 67.5 km², a mean depth of 48.4 m (maximum 110 m), and a volume of 3,215,000,000 m3 (2,606,443 acre·ft).


  1. ^ "AES Alicura". AES Argentina. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Alicura Dam". Trevi. Retrieved 5 July 2011.