Know and understand the Multipurpose Alqueva Project is the purpose of this application. The journey begins at Alqueva dam, the central element of the project, through their most iconicinfrastructure.
Alqueva Project is a system that ensures the transport of water, consisting of 68 reservoirs and dams, 300 km of primary network, which connect the main dams of the system, 1577 km long of buried pipelines, on the secondary network, 52 pumping stations and 5 mini hydro plants.
Through this infrastructures, Alqueva supplies 25 irrigation infrastructures, benefiting about 120 000 ha of agricultural land, ensures water for public supply for 200 000 people and produces enough hydro electricity to supply a city with more than 500 000 inhabitants.
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