El Cajon Dam
Cordoba Province (Argentina)
Dams in Argentina
Cordoba Province (Argentina) Forum
The El Cajon Dam is a dam in the center-west of the province of Cordoba, Argentina, near Capilla del Monte, at . It is built on the course of the Dolores River, at about 910 m above mean sea level. The wall of the dam is 39 m tall, and creates an artificial lake with a surface area of 1.45–1.8 km and a volume of 8 million m.
El Cajon is made of concrete and lies on granitic terrain. It was built between 1987 and 1993. It is employed as a reservoir of fresh water, to regulate the flow of the river, for fishing (carp and silverside), sailing, canoeing, and windsurfing.
Construction costs 800 million USD.
Dique El Cajon at the official website of Cordoba Province.
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