Odelouca’s Dam is a zoned earth fill dam with clay core, built in Odelouca’s river, upstream of the Monchique’s river confluence, with a lagoon occupying a total area of 7,8 km2 and useful water storage capacity of 134 hm3, for drinking water supply.

Odelouca’s Dam is a zoned earth fill dam with clay core, built in Odelouca’s river, upstream of the Monchique’s river confluence, with a lagoon occupying a total area of 7,8 km² and useful water storage capacity of 134 hm³.

Technical Data:

  • Dam’s maximum height: 76 m;
  • Crest length of 415 m, and crest width: 11 m;
  • Landfill: 2.300.000 m³;
  • Temporary bypass tunnel, dia. 8m and 430m long;
  • Three levels water intake;
  • Foundation inspection and Injection concrete gallery about 330m long
  • Controlled Spillway 160m long, including excavation work of 110.000m³ and concrete work of 32.000 m³, designed for a flooding discharge of 1.513 m³/sec;
  • Hydro-mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment;
  • Electrical and mechanical installations;
  • Odelouca and Monchique bridges, access roads and protection of existing road and railway infrastructures;
  • Landscaping.

Client

AdA – Águas do Algarve, SA

Project Dates

2007 – 2010

Partners

DHV – Consultores, S.A

Project Figures

Amount of contract:
3,430,306.14 €
Amount of works:
27,600,000.00 €