Sau Reservoir

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Sau Reservoir
The reservoir in 2005
Sau Reservoir is located in Catalonia
Sau Reservoir
Location of Pantà de Sau
Official name Pantà de Sau
Country Spain
Location Vilanova de Sau, Catalonia
Coordinates 41°58′5″N 2°24′47″E / 41.96806°N 2.41306°E / 41.96806; 2.41306Coordinates: 41°58′5″N 2°24′47″E / 41.96806°N 2.41306°E / 41.96806; 2.41306
Status Operational
Opening date 1962
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Gravity dam
Impounds Ter
Height 83 m
Length 260 m
Total capacity 151.3 hm³
Catchment area 1522 km²
Surface area 572.8 ha

Sau Reservoir (Catalan: Pantà de Sau) is a reservoir located on the Ter river, near Vilanova de Sau, Catalonia, Spain. The dam was completed in 1962, creating a reservoir with a storage capacity of 151.3 hm³ that covered the former town of Sant Romà de Sau. The Church of Sant Romà is still visible when the water level is low. The dam has a structural height of 83 m and a crest length of 260 m.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Technical characteristics and capacity". The Catalan Water Agency. Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ López, Antoni (June 18, 2008). "Sant Romà vuelve a sumergirse en Sau". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). Retrieved January 28, 2012. 

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