Located in the Serra da Estrela at an altitude of 1580m the Comprida lagoon was a former glacier lake with about 1km long. The construction of the dam was started in 1912 and originally the wall had 6 meters of height, nowadays it reaches 28 meters. The dam can hold about 12 millions cubic meters of water and covers an area of 800 thousands square meters.
(N 40 21.917 / W 7 38.872)
Camera Data: Single shot, 24mm, 1/160sec, f/11, ISO100
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