Orós Dam

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Barragem Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira
Location Orós, Ceará,
Coordinates 6°14′20″S 38°55′30″W / 6.23889°S 38.92500°W / -6.23889; -38.92500Coordinates: 6°14′20″S 38°55′30″W / 6.23889°S 38.92500°W / -6.23889; -38.92500
Opening date 1961
Dam and spillways
Impounds Jaguaribe River
Total capacity 2.1b m3

The Orós Dam or President Juscelino Kubitschek Dam (Portuguese: Barragem Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira) is located on the Jaguaribe River, in the northeastern Brazilian state of Ceará.

It has a capacity of 2.1 billion cubic meters, making it the second largest reservoir in the state. Completed in 1961, it was the largest dam in Ceará until the completion of the Castanhão Dam in 2003.[1]

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  1. ^ "Barragem Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira". dnocs.gov.br (in Portuguese). Departamento Nacional de Obras Contra as Secas - DNOCS. Retrieved 11 January 2015.