Cornalvo Dam

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Cornalvo Dam
Roman Cornalvo dam, Extremadura, Spain. Pic 01.jpg
Roman Cornalvo dam in Spain
Location Badajoz province, Extremadura, Spain
Coordinates 38°59′18″N 6°11′28″W / 38.98833°N 6.19111°W / 38.98833; -6.19111Coordinates: 38°59′18″N 6°11′28″W / 38.98833°N 6.19111°W / 38.98833; -6.19111
Opening date 1st–2nd century
Dam and spillways
Impounds Albarregas (Guadiana basin)
Height 28.0
Length 194.0
Width (base) 26.0
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Part of Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida
Criteria Cultural: (iii), (iv)
Reference 664-013
Inscription 1993 (17th Session)
Area 0.1881 ha (0.465 acres)

The Cornalvo Dam is a Roman gravity dam in Badajoz province, Extremadura, Spain, dating to the 1st or 2nd century AD. The earth dam with stone cladding on the water face is still in use.[1]

It is part of the Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida, an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993.[2]

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