Barragem da Bravura, Lagos, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut
N 37° 12.092 W 008° 41.920
29S E 526740 N 4117271
Quick Description: Barragem da Bravura is located in Southern Portugal, not far from the city of Portimão.
Location: Faro, Portugal
Date Posted: 8/4/2012 12:24:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMF0YR
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US
Views: 3

Long Description:
This dam was built in 1958, with the aim of providing irrigation to the agriculture in the southwest coast of Portugal.

The project was prepared by the company Hidrotécnica Portuguesa, and executed by Moniz da Maia & Vaz Guedes.

A PDF with technical data in Portuguese can be found here: (visit link)

It's a pleasant place, very close to the touristic coast of Algarve but still, it's quite and feeling remote. There is a fine cafe restaurant near the dam and it's a great area for a stroll along the banks of the reservoir.
Waterway where the dam is located: Ribeira de Odiáxere

Main use of the Water Dam: Irrigation

Material used in the structure: Concrete

Height of Dam: 41 meters

Date built: 1/1/1958

Fishing Allowed: no

Motor Sports Allowed: no

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