Tibi Dam

Tibi Dam
Pantano tibi.jpg
Tibi Dam is located in Spain
Tibi Dam
Location of Tibi Dam in Spain
Official namePresa Tibi
CountrySpain
Coordinates38°30′2.35″N 0°33′28.35″W / 38°30′2.35″N 0°33′28.35″W / 38.5006528; -0.5578750
PurposeIrrigation
StatusOperational
Construction began1579
Opening date1594
Dam and spillways
Type of damMasonry
Height65 m (213 ft)
Height (thalweg)42 m (138 ft)
Reservoir
Creates4,300,000,000 m3 (3,500,000 acre⋅ft)

The Tibi Dam, also known as the Alacantí Dam, (in Spanish embalse de Tibi) is a masonry dam on Monegre River about 18 km (11 mi) northwest of Alacantí in Valencian Community, Spain. It is one of the oldest non-Roman dams in Europe. It was constructed between 1579 and 1594 with the purpose of using its reservoir to help irrigate areas around Alacantí. A spillway was constructed on the right side of the dam in 1697 after it partially failed due to flooding.[1]

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References

  1. ^ Wegmann, Edward (1918). The Design and Construction of Dams. John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,. pp. 54–55.


Other Languages
español: Embalse de Tibi
français: Barrage de Tibi