Piedra del Águila Dam
|Piedra del Águila Dam|
Piedra del Águila reservoir, photographed from the ISS. The dam is located on the left of the picture (north = lower left corner).
Location of Piedra del Águila Dam in Argentina
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Gravity, concrete|
|Height||180 m (590 ft)|
|Length||800 m (2,600 ft)|
|Total capacity||12,600×106 m3 (10,200,000 acre⋅ft)|
|Surface area||292 km2 (113 sq mi)|
|Turbines||4 x 350 MW (470,000 hp) Francis-type|
|Installed capacity||1,400 MW (1,900,000 hp)|
The Piedra del Águila Dam (in Spanish, Embalse Piedra del Águila) is the second of five dams on the Limay River in northwestern Argentine Patagonia (the Comahue region) and 590 metres (1,940 ft) above mean sea level, downstream from the confluence of the Limay and the Collón Curá River. It was inaugurated in 1993.
The dam is used for the generation of hydroelectricity and the regulation of the flow of the river. Its reservoir has an area of 292 square kilometres (113 sq mi), a mean depth of 41.3 metres (135 ft) (maximum 120 metres (390 ft)), and a volume of 12,600 million cubic metres (10,200,000 acre⋅ft).
- (in Spanish) Secretaría de Energía, República Argentina. Embalse Piedra del Águila
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