Queimadela dam

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Queimadela dam
Barragem de Queimadela (Fafe) .png
Tributaries: Vizela
Drain: Vizela
Queimadela dam (Portugal)
Queimadela dam
Coordinates 41 ° 30 '12 "  N , 8 ° 9' 50"  W Coordinates: 41 ° 30 '12 "  N , 8 ° 9' 50"  W.
Data on the structure
Construction time: until 1993
Height above valley floor: 21 m
Height of the structure crown: 389.5 m
Crown length: 95.5 m
Data on the reservoir
Altitude (at congestion destination ) 386 m
Water surface 0.11 km²dep1
Storage space 0.87 million m³
Total storage space : 1.1 million m³

The Queimadela dam ( Portuguese Barragem de Queimadela ) is located in the northern region of Portugal in the Braga district . It dams the Vizela to a reservoir. The town of Fafe is approximately six kilometers south of the dam.

The dam was completed in 1993. It is used to supply drinking water.

Barrier structure

The barrier structure is a concrete gravity dam with a height of 21 m above the river bed. The top of the wall is at a height of 389.5 m above sea level . The length of the wall crown is 95.5 m.

The dam wall has both a bottom outlet and a flood relief . A maximum of 180 m³ / s can be discharged via the flood relief.


With a normal storage target of 386 m (maximum 388.5 m at high water), the reservoir extends over an area of ​​around 0.11 km² and holds 1.1 million m³ of water - of which 0.87 million m³ can be used.

See also

Web links

Commons : Queimadela dam  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d QUEIMADELA DAM. APA Barragens de Portugal, accessed January 24, 2015 .