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Alicurá Dam

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Alicurá Dam
Alicurá Dam
Location of Alicurá Dam in Argentina
Official nameAES Alicurá
Coordinates40°35′10″S 70°45′09″W / 40.58611°S 70.75250°W / -40.58611; -70.75250Coordinates: 40°35′10″S 70°45′09″W / 40.58611°S 70.75250°W / -40.58611; -70.75250
Opening date1985
Owner(s)AES Argentina
Dam and spillways
ImpoundsLimay River
Height135 m (443 ft)
Dam volume13,000,000 m3 (460,000,000 cu ft)
Spillway capacity3,000 m3/s (110,000 cu ft/s)
Inactive capacity3,215,000,000 m3 (2,606,000 acre⋅ft)[1]
Surface area67.5 km2 (26.1 sq mi)
Power Station
Turbines4 x 262.5 MW (352,000 hp) Francis-type[2]
Installed capacity1,050 MW (1,410,000 hp)

The Alicurá Dam (in Spanish, Embalse de Alicurá) is the first of five dams on the Limay River in northwestern Argentine Patagonia (the Comahue region), about 100 kilometres (62 mi) from the city of San Carlos de Bariloche and 705 metres (2,313 ft) above mean sea level. It was inaugurated in 1985.

The dam is used primarily for the generation of hydroelectricity with an installed capacity of 1,050 MW. The reservoir is also employed to raise Salmonidae.

The Alicurá reservoir has an area of 67.5 square kilometres (26.1 sq mi), a mean depth of 48.4 metres (159 ft) (maximum 110 metres (360 ft)), and a volume of 3,215,000,000 cubic metres (2,606,000 acre⋅ft).


  1. ^ "AES Alicura". AES Argentina. Archived from the original on 2012-03-26. Retrieved 5 July 2011.
  2. ^ CAMMESA - Base Generadores
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