Reservoir Taureau

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Reservoir Taureau
Barrage Matawin
Location: Québec (Canada)
Tributaries: Rivière Matawin
Drain: Rivière Matawin
Réservoir Taureau (Québec)
Reservoir Taureau
Coordinates 46 ° 51 '43 "  N , 73 ° 39' 27"  W Coordinates: 46 ° 51 '43 "  N , 73 ° 39' 27"  W.
Data on the structure
Lock type: Gravity dam
Construction time: 1925-1931
Height above valley floor: 26 m
Crown length: 720 m
Power plant output: 15 MW
Operator: Hydro-Québec (dam),
Innogex (power plant)
Data on the reservoir
Altitude (at congestion destination ) 356  m
Water surface 95 km²
Total storage space : 348 million m³
Catchment area 4th 070  km²
Lac Taureau, janvier 2014.jpg
Lac Taureau (January 2014)

The Réservoir Taureau is a reservoir in the Canadian province of Québec .

The Barrage Matawin dam , a gravity dam , was built in the years 1925–1931 on the upper reaches of the Rivière Matawin , a right tributary of the Rivière Saint-Maurice . The reservoir was built back then as a water reservoir and for rafting .

The Réservoir Taureau, in which 54 islands are located, extends over a length of 31.7 km. The reservoir has a water surface of 95 km² and lies at an altitude of 356 m. It is located 80 km north of Joliette in the MRC Lanaudière .

The reservoir is now a recreational destination. It is located in the Parc régional du Lac Taureau regional park . At the beginning of the 2000s, the dam was supplemented by a hydropower plant (expected to be operational in 2011). The power plant will have a vertical Kaplan turbine ( Kaplan Frontospiral ) with an output of 15  MW . This is designed for a flow rate of 90 m³ / s. The hydraulic potential is 21 m. The standard work capacity is 62.5 GWh per year.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b Reservoir Taureau. Commission de toponymie du Québec, accessed January 24, 2014 (French).
  2. a b Lac Taureau Regional Park
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