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La Yaya Dam

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Country  Cuba
Type of dam  Embankment
Catchment area  555 km²
Impound  Guantánamo River
Status  Operational
Opened  1973
Surface area  13.3 km²
La Yaya Dam
Location  Niceto Pérez, Guantánamo Province
Purpose  Flood control, water supply
Opening date  1973; 44 years ago (1973)

La Yaya Dam is an embankment dam on the Guantánamo River near the town of La Yaya in the municipality of Niceto Pérez in Guantánamo Province, Cuba. The dam was completed in 1973 for several purposes. First is flood control then the irrigation of up to 8,000 ha (20,000 acres). Its reservoir also supplies water for municipal and industrial uses. The reservoir has a storage capacity of 160,000,000 m3 (130,000 acre·ft), the second largest in the eastern part of the country after Melones Dam.

Map of La Yaya Dam, Cuba

References

La Yaya Dam Wikipedia


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