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– Arquillo de San Blás (Spain) –

Lake name: Arquillo de San Blás Country: Spain GIG Region: Med
GIG Type: LM8 Lake code: SP8006 Altitude(m a.s.l.): 970
Area (km²): 0.83 Mean depth (m): 26.5 Mixing regime: Stratified
Alkalinity (m eq/l): 3.42 Retention time (yr): ---- Chlorophyll a (µg/l): 1.54
Total phosphorus (µg/l): 15 Eutrophication status: 1 - Low Hydromorphological status: 3 - High AWB


The reservoir is at headwaters of river Júcar catchment. It was built in 1960 in a canyon on limestone in the Guadalaviar river. It is located at 970 m a.s.l and has a capacity of 22x106 m3. More than 80% of its catchment is covered by conifer forest and scrubs. It is main purpose is water supply to the city of Teruel, but it is also used for energy production, irrigation and recreation (fishing and nautical sports)

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