According to information from “Organismo de Cuenca Pacífico Norte de la Comisión Nacional del Agua” (Basin Organization North Pacific National Water Commission “Conagua”) in Sinaloa, in October and due to heavy rains this year, the Sanalona dam was 21 million cubic meters above its level.
The level of the reservoir was 694.6 million cubic meters, despite having spun a needle with a capacity of 673 million cubic meters.
Location of the Dam Sanalona
Dam Sanalona is located in the riverbed of the Tamazula River, 24 kilometers from the city of Culiacan, it was put into operation on January 1, 1948.
It has a hydroelectric plant capable of generating 14 megawatts of electric power , which began operations on May 8, 1963, its reservoir is approximately 673 million cubic meters of water.
Also the Sanalona dam is a place of recreation and relaxation for the inhabitants of the center of the state where sport fishing tournaments and some regattas are held.
Its waters are also used to irrigate the Culiacan Valley.
The construction of this dam was the economic trigger of the valley of Culiacan and therefore to the capital city Culiacan.
It was the first built in the state of Sinaloa, it is the 6th largest in the state and the 30th in the country.
In the downstream ends of the tunnels, they grid mounted on reinforced concrete structures of cylindrical shape, which serve as input transition to the tunnels, which are linked through elbow shaped installations.
How this virtual tour was made
After eating, I invited my wife, taking advantage that the rain stopped, to go to the Sanalona Dam, which is located really close to Culiacan…
Around 40 minutes from our house to do a virtual tour of the vent water that was taking place.
We left our car in the viewpoint of the dam and walked kilometer and a half, where I could make the necessary shots.
It was amazing watching the huge amount of water that was being vent…
English language translation made by Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa through the collaboration of Centro de Estudio de Idiomas Culiacán