The Canto Cagarra Dam, in Santo Antão, Cape Verde, designed by CENOR and NORVIA CV, has recently been successfully commissioned.
First filling of the reservoir has been carried out and irrigation of agricultural fields has started.
This is the sixth CENOR designed dam to enter active duty in Cape Verde.
The construction of a seventh one is about to start and five new ones are currently being selected and designed by a team led by CENOR.
Canto Cagarra Dam characteristics:
- Type: Stone masonry gravity
- Maximum height above Foundation: 36 m
- Crest length: 67 m
- Spillway design discharge: 641 m3/s
- Reservoir capacity: about 0,5 hm3