Project

CANTO CAGARRA DAM & NETWORK SUPPLY

Category

Hydraulic Engineering and Dams

Client

Armando Cunha / Consultora do Tâmega

Location

Santo Antão Island, Cape Verde

Services year

2014

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CANTO CAGARRA DAM & NETWORK SUPPLY

Hydraulic Engineering and Dams

Gravity dam in mortar bonded stone for water retention to supply agriculture watering, irrigating a total of 60 ha. Dam characteristics:
. Maximum height above foundations of 37,7 m and crown with total length of 67 m;
. Bleeder sized for a maximum flow of 640,9 m3/s, consisting of a single free discharger (type Creager) by the discharge channel on the badges below the dam, ending a ski jumping hill;
. Bottom discharge (Ø500 mm) inserted in the dam body and sized for a maximum flow of 1,6 m3/s;
. Water intake for irrigation (Ø400 mm) in the upstream face of the dam.
The irrigation water system uses a main conduit FFD cast iron and HPDE (Ø300 mm).

Provided services

Preliminary study, detailed design and technical assistance.