San Andrés de los Tacones Reservoir

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San Andrés de los Tacones Reservoir
San Andrés de los Tacones dam.jpg
View of the dam
San Andrés de los Tacones Reservoir is located in Asturias
San Andrés de los Tacones Reservoir
Location of the reservoir in Asturias
Country Spain
Location San Andrés de los Tacones, Gijón, Asturias
Coordinates 43°30′12″N 5°45′17″W / 43.50333°N 5.75472°W / 43.50333; -5.75472Coordinates: 43°30′12″N 5°45′17″W / 43.50333°N 5.75472°W / 43.50333; -5.75472
Opening date 1964
Owner(s) Arcelor
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment dam
Impounds Aboño River
Height 22 m (72 ft)
Length 434 m (1,424 ft)
Dam volume 199,000 m3 (260,000 cu yd)
Spillways 1 main
Spillway type Floodgate
Spillway capacity 185 m3/s (6,500 cu ft/s)
Reservoir
Creates Embalse de Trasona
Total capacity 4.1 hm3 (3,300 acre·ft)
Catchment area 37.5 km2 (14.5 sq mi)
Surface area 60 ha (150 acres)
Reservoir of San Andrés de los Tacones

San Andrés de los Tacones Reservoir (Spanish: Embalse de San Andrés de los Tacones) is a reservoir in Asturias, Spain across the Aboño River. It is located between the parishes of San Andrés de los Tacones and Serín, in the municipality of Gijón.

The reservoir, next to the Autovía A-66, is property of Arcelor and its construction was finished in 1964 with the aim of supply water to the steel plant located in Gijón.[1]

In 2002, the City Hall of the municipality decided to open in the reservoir the first bird observatory of the city.

The reservoir is supplied by river Aboño.

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