Sau Reservoir

Sau Reservoir

The reservoir in 2005
Location of Pantà de Sau
Official name Pantà de Sau
Country Spain
Location Vilanova de Sau, Catalonia
Coordinates 41°58′5″N 2°24′47″E / 41.96806°N 2.41306°E / 41.96806; 2.41306Coordinates: 41°58′5″N 2°24′47″E / 41.96806°N 2.41306°E / 41.96806; 2.41306
Status Operational
Opening date 1962
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Gravity dam
Impounds Ter
Height 83 m
Length 260 m
Total capacity 151.3 hm³
Catchment area 1522 km²
Surface area 572.8 ha

Sau Reservoir (Catalan: Pantà de Sau) is a reservoir located on the Ter river, near Vilanova de Sau, Catalonia, Spain. The dam was completed in 1962, creating a reservoir with a storage capacity of 151.3 hm³ that covered the former town of Sant Romà de Sau. The Church of Sant Romà is still visible when the water level is low. The dam has a structural height of 83 m and a crest length of 260 m.[1][2]

See also


  1. "Technical characteristics and capacity". The Catalan Water Agency. Retrieved January 28, 2012.
  2. López, Antoni (June 18, 2008). "Sant Romà vuelve a sumergirse en Sau". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). Retrieved January 28, 2012.
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