La Paloma Dam

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La Paloma
Tranque La Paloma-Cerro Huatulame.jpg
The reservoir as seen from Cerro Huatulame
Coordinates 30°45′S 71°0′W / 30.750°S 71.000°W / -30.750; -71.000Coordinates: 30°45′S 71°0′W / 30.750°S 71.000°W / -30.750; -71.000[1]
Type Irrigation reservoir
Primary inflows Grande River
Primary outflows Grande River
Basin countries Chile
Surface area 30 km2 (12 sq mi)
Water volume 750×10^6 m3 (610,000 acre·ft)
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La Paloma is an artificial lake located 27 km southeast of the city of Ovalle, in the Coquimbo Region, Chile. Although its primary purpose is to provide water for irrigation, the reservoir is also a popular recreational spot for locals and visitors. It was inaugurated in 1968.


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