The dam of São Pedro, built on the shore of São Pedro, has a reservoir with a storage volume of 10,800,000 m³ and is integrated into the Global System of Alqueva irrigation.

Dam zoned embankment with waterproofing curtain.

Landfill volume: 400,000 m³.

Maximum dam height: 24.1 m.

Development and width of the crown: 733 m and 7 m.

Flood Spillway: duckbill discharger with 30 m of useful development, restitution channel with 140 m and dissipation basin type III USBR (Flow scaling = 55 m³ / s).

Water intake: Tower with 22 m high, 50 m walkway; for feeding the reservoir and irrigating circuit were installed two conduits of 2500 mm and for bottom discharge a conduit of 1200 mm, being the three installed in parallel involved in a concrete mass in the dam body.

Accessibility: access path to the crown, with bituminous coating


EDIA (Empresa de Desenvolvimento e Infra-estruturas do Alqueva, Portugal)

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