Alcantarilla Dam

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Alcantarilla Dam
Location Toledo province, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Coordinates 39°39′36″N 4°3′28″W / 39.66000°N 4.05778°W / 39.66000; -4.05778Coordinates: 39°39′36″N 4°3′28″W / 39.66000°N 4.05778°W / 39.66000; -4.05778
Opening date 1st century
Dam and spillways
Impounds Guajaraz (Tajo basin)
Height 20 m (66 ft)
Length >800 m (2,600 ft)
Width (base) 4 m (13 ft)?

The Alcantarilla Dam was a Roman gravity dam in Toledo province, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, dating to the 1st century AD.[1]

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  • Hodge, A. Trevor (1992), Roman Aqueducts & Water Supply, London: Duckworth, pp. 87–89, ISBN 0-7156-2194-7 
  • Schnitter, Niklaus (1978), "Römische Talsperren", Antike Welt, 8 (2): 25–32 (29) 
  • Smith, Norman (1971), A History of Dams, London: Peter Davies, p. 48, ISBN 0-432-15090-0