El Burguillo Reservoir

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El Burguillo Reservoir
EmbalseDeBurguilloB.jpg
View of the reservoir
El Burguillo Reservoir is located in Spain
El Burguillo Reservoir
Location of the Burguillo Reservoir
Country Spain
Location Province of Ávila
Coordinates 40°25′29″N 4°33′59″W / 40.42472°N 4.56639°W / 40.42472; -4.56639Coordinates: 40°25′29″N 4°33′59″W / 40.42472°N 4.56639°W / 40.42472; -4.56639
Status Operational
Opening date 1913-01-01
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Gravity dam
Impounds Alberche
Height 91 m
Length m
Width (base) m
Reservoir
Total capacity 208 hm³
Catchment area km²
Surface area 910 ha
Power Station
Installed capacity MW

The El Burguillo Reservoir is located along the Alberche river in the province of Ávila, Spain, between the municipalities of El Tiemblo and El Barraco.

It was inaugurated in 1913 and is the first/highest reservoir along the Alberche river. The water is mostly used for agricultural purposes and to generate electricity. It is managed by the Confederación Hidrográfica del Tajo, which also allows recreational activities in the reservoir, such as bathing, sailing and rowing.

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