Talk:Aldeadávila Dam

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Reservoir volume[edit]

This is an awesome new article but I am stumped by the reservoir volume. Currently, the cited source has 250,000 m3 but this source has 115 hm3 or 11,500,000 m3. 250,000 m3 seems small for such a tall dam even though it is in a steep canyon and 11.5 million appears more appropriate. The Spanish Wikipedia article uses the 11.5 million as well. I didn't want to make a change without discussing first. Thoughts?--NortyNort (Holla) 03:05, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

  • I thought that 1 cubic hectometre = 1,000,000 cubic metres, which would make the capacity 115,000,000 cubic metres (or 115 km3). I agree that the Goldsmith number is incorrect. I've found a better source! And one that agrees that about 115 km3 is the correct total storage capacity. It also distinguished between total capacity and live capacity, which helps as well. (In my research, I was coming up with both numbers, and the ICOLD citation explains why.) - Tim1965 (talk) 19:42, 25 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Yes, your conversion was right. I was using a crappy converter I guess. It would be nice if the infobox had live/dead storage.--NortyNort (Holla) 21:58, 25 July 2010 (UTC)
  • LOL! I thought my math was bad! Hey, I like that suggestion about storage. Suggest that over at Template:Infobox dam. - Tim1965 (talk) 23:08, 26 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Blame the converter...or my eyes. Sadly, I guess I'm not the kind of person who likes to see extra zeros. I made the suggestion there, seems pretty easy to get done. Thanks.--NortyNort (Holla) 12:40, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

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