Cornalvo Dam

Cornalvo Dam

Cornalvo Dam
Roman Cornalvo dam in Spain
Location Badajoz province, Extremadura, Spain
Opening date 1st–2nd century
Dam and spillways
Impounds Albarregas (Guadiana basin)
Height 28.0
Length 194.0
Width (base) 26.0

The Cornalvo Dam is a Roman gravity dam in Badajoz province, Extremadura, Spain, dating to the 1st or 2nd century AD. The earth dam with stone cladding on the water face is still in use.[1]

It is part of the Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida, an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993. [2]


  1. ^ Arenillas & Castillo 2003
  2. ^ Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida at UNESCO


  • Arenillas, Miguel; Castillo, Juan C. (2003), "Dams from the Roman Era in Spain. Analysis of Design Forms (with Appendix)", 1st International Congress on Construction History [20th–24th January] (Madrid) 

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