Alicurá Dam

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Alicurá Dam
Alicurá Dam is located in Argentina
Alicurá Dam
Location of Alicurá Dam in Argentina
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 (460,000,000 cu ft)
Spillway capacity 3,000 m3/s (110,000 cu ft/s)
Inactive capacity 3,215,000,000 m3 (2,606,000 acre·ft)[1]
Surface area 67.5 km2 (26.1 sq mi)
Power station
Turbines 4 x 262.5 MW (352,000 hp) Francis-type[2]
Installed capacity 1,050 MW (1,410,000 hp)

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 kilometres (62 mi) from the city of San Carlos de Bariloche and 705 metres (2,313 ft) above mean sea level. It was inaugurated in 1985.

The dam is used primarily for the generation of hydroelectricity with an installed capacity of 1,050 MW. The reservoir is also employed to raise Salmonidae.

The Alicurá reservoir has an area of 67.5 square kilometres (26.1 sq mi), a mean depth of 48.4 metres (159 ft) (maximum 110 metres (360 ft)), and a volume of 3,215,000,000 cubic metres (2,606,000 acre·ft).


  1. ^ "AES Alicura". AES Argentina. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  2. ^ CAMMESA - Base Generadores

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