Guadalmellato

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Guadalmellato
Río Guadalmellato - Puente Mocho (Alcolea).jpg
Puente Mocho bridge over the Guadalmellato near Alcolea, Córdoba.
Location
CountrySpain
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationGuadalmellato Reservoir, Córdoba Province
 ⁃ elevation196 m (643 ft)
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
Guadalquivir, near Alcolea
 ⁃ elevation
111 m (364 ft)
Length110.5 km (68.7 mi)
Basin size2,501.8 km2 (966.0 sq mi)

The Guadalmellato is a 110.5 km long river in Andalusia, Spain. It is a right hand tributary to the Guadalquivir. The Guadalmellato River has two dams.

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The source of the Guadalmellato is at the Guadalmellato Reservoir where the waters of the Guadalbarbo, Cuzna and Varas meet; these are small rivers bringing waters from the Sierra Morena and subject to seasonal variations. The Guadalmellato flows roughly southwards for about 5 km into the San Rafael de Navallana Reservoir. Further downstream it meets the right bank of the Guadalquivir just east of Alcolea.[1]

Part of the waters of the Guadalmellato are diverted before it flows into the Guadalquivir by means of a canal that runs parallel to the river. After flowing through Alcolea and parts of Córdoba town the canal ends near Villarrubia, a suburb of Córdoba.[2]

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Coordinates: 37°56′N 4°38′W / 37.933°N 4.633°W / 37.933; -4.633