Piedra del Águila Dam
|Piedra del Águila Dam|
Piedra del Águila reservoir, photographed from the ISS. The dam is located on the left of the picture (north = lower left corner).
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Gravity, concrete|
|Height||180 m (591 ft)|
|Length||800 m (2,625 ft)|
|Total capacity||12,600,000,000 m3 (10,214,986 acre·ft)|
|Surface area||292 km2 (113 sq mi)|
|Turbines||4 x 350 MW Francis-type|
|Installed capacity||1,400 MW|
The Piedra del Águila Dam (in Spanish, Embalse Piedra del Águila) is the second of five dams on the Limay River in northwestern Argentine Patagonia (the Comahue region) and 590 m above mean sea level, downstream from the confluence of the Limay and the Collón Curá River. It was inaugurated in 1993.
The dam is used for the generation of hydroelectricity and the regulation of the flow of the river. Its reservoir has an area of 292 km², a mean depth of 41.3 m (maximum 120 m), and a volume of 1.26×1010 m³.
- (Spanish) Secretaría de Energía, República Argentina. Embalse Piedra del Águila
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