Talarn Dam

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
View of Talarn Dam, in Lleida

Talarn Dam is a concrete gravity dam on the Noguera Pallaresa River, a tributary of the Ebro River, north of Tremp near Lleida in Catalonia, Spain. The dam is 206 meters long and 82 meters high and supplies a hydro-electric station with an output of 30,000 kW.[1]

Construction of the dam began in 1913, a huge undertaking needing ten million cubic feet of concrete. It was part of a larger project to build dams to store water in reservoirs to feed powerplants and to provide irrigation for farming.[2]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Embalse des Talarn". Retrieved 2007-02-01. 
  2. ^ "Pearson, Frederick Stark". Canadian Biography Online. Retrieved 2007-02-01. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°10′46.87″N 0°54′47.30″E / 42.1796861°N 0.9131389°E / 42.1796861; 0.9131389