Corbara Dam

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Corbara Dam
Corbara open.JPG
The dam's spillway
Corbara Dam is located in Italy
Corbara Dam
Location of Corbara Dam
Official name Diga di Corbara
Country Italy
Location Corbara, Terni, Umbria
Coordinates 42°42′11.30″N 12°13′50.93″E / 42.7031389°N 12.2308139°E / 42.7031389; 12.2308139Coordinates: 42°42′11.30″N 12°13′50.93″E / 42.7031389°N 12.2308139°E / 42.7031389; 12.2308139
Purpose Power, flood control
Status Operational
Construction began 1959
Opening date 1963; 52 years ago (1963)
Owner(s) Enel
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Gravity with embankment section
Impounds River Tiber
Height 52 m (171 ft)
Length 640 m (2,100 ft)
Creates Lake Corbara
Total capacity 190,000,000 m3 (150,000 acre·ft)
Active capacity 135,000,000 m3 (109,000 acre·ft)
Catchment area 6,042 km2 (2,333 sq mi)
Power station
Name Terni Hydroelectric Complex
Turbines 38
Installed capacity 531

The Corbara Dam is located on the River Tiber near Corbara in the province of Terni in the Umbria region of Italy. It is a combination gravity and embankment dam. The gravity section forms the spillway while the embankment section adjoins on the left side. The dam was constructed between 1959 and 1963 for the primary purpose of hydroelectric power generation but it was later found to useful in preventing floods in Rome downstream.[1] The reservoir created by the dam, Lake Corbara, supplies water to the expansive Terni Hydroelectric Complex. The complex has an installed capacity of 531 MW and is owned by Enel.[2]


  1. ^ "Hypothesis for the regulation of outflows for the purpose of Government of floods in the basin of the Tiber" (PDF) (in Italian). Authorities 'Of River Basin Tevere. 27 February 2004. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Terni". E.ON Italia. Retrieved 7 April 2014.