The reservoir takes waters from the Piedra River and involved the flooding of two towns: Somed and Cocos. The reservoir allows the supply of drinking water to the city of Calatayud, as well as the irrigation of 15,000 Ha in the Calatayud region. It includes a hydroelectric exploitation.
The dam has a total height of 80.45 meters above foundations. Dam thickness 90 meters. Foundation thickness: 39 meters. The gates have 3 automatic sector risers of 19×5 meters and the spillway capacity is 1,470 m³ / s.
In summer it becomes a popular place for water activities.
GPS coordinates: 41°15′04″N 1°48′15″W
How to get to?
From Zaragoza 1 hr 18 min (117 km) via A-2
From Madrid 2 hr 19 min (219 km) via A-2