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Know and understand the Alqueva Multipurpose Project is the purpose of this application.

The journey begins at Alqueva Dam, the main infraestructure of the project, the most iconic infrastructure.

Alqueva Project is a system that ensures the transport of water, consisting of 68 reservoirs and dams, 380 km of primary network, which connect the main dams of the system, 1620 km long of buried pipelines, on the secondary network, 47 pumping stations and 5 mini hydro plants.

Through this infrastructures, Alqueva irrigates about 120 000 ha of agricultural land, ensures water for public supply to 200 000 people and produces enough hydro electricity to supply a city with more than 500 000 inhabitants.