Type of work

Hydraulic works

Negratin-Almanzora connection

Spain

Desciption

The project consisted of transferring 50 million cubic meters a year from the Negratín reservoir (Guadalquivir area, Granada) to the reservoir of Cuevas de Almanzora (South area, Almeria). The project required a 52.5 kilometers channel including an aqueduct which was used across the Almanzora River.

Highlights

The connection provides water to irrigate 24,000 hectares of farm land and caters to some 84,500 inhabitants in 27 municipalities.