|Data on the structure|
|Construction time:||1996 to 2000|
|Height above valley floor:||19 m|
|Height above foundation level :||23 m|
|Height of the structure crown:||594.5 m|
|Building volume:||95,000 m³|
|Crown length:||248 m|
|Crown width:||7 m|
|Data on the reservoir|
|Altitude (at congestion destination )||591 m|
|Water surface||0.57 km²|
|Storage space||2.4 million m³|
|Total storage space :||3 million m³|
|Design flood :||306 m³ / s|
The Vascoveiro dam ( Portuguese Barragem de Vascoveiro ) is located in the Central Portugal region in the Guarda district . It dams the Ribeira da Pega to a reservoir. The eponymous municipality of Vascoveiro is located about 500 m northeast of the dam.
The barrier structure is a dam with a height of 23 m above the foundation level (19 m above the river bed). The top of the dam is at a height of 594.5 m above sea level . The length of the dam crest is 248 m and its width 7 m. The volume of the dam is 95,000 m³.
The dam has both a bottom outlet and a flood relief . A maximum of 1.1 m³ / s can be discharged via the bottom outlet, and a maximum of 306 m³ / s via the flood discharge. The design flood is 306 m³ / s; the probability of this event occurring has been determined to be once in 1,000 years.
With a normal storage target of 591 m (maximum 593.2 m at high water), the reservoir extends over an area of around 0.57 km² and holds 3 million m³ of water - of which 2.4 million m³ can be used. The minimum storage target is 582.2 m.
- VASCOVEIRO DAM. APA Barragens de Portugal, accessed January 29, 2015 .