Sunrays over Tominé Reservoir
seen from Guatavita
|Location|| Guatavita & Sesquilé |
|Primary inflows||Bogotá River|
|Primary outflows||Bogotá River|
|Max. length||18 km (11 mi)|
|Max. width||4 km (2.5 mi)|
|Surface area||72 km2 (28 sq mi)|
|Max. depth||38 m (125 ft)|
|Water volume||690 hm3 (2.4×1010 cu ft)|
|Surface elevation||2,581 m (8,468 ft)|
The Tominé Reservoir (Spanish: Embalse del Tominé) is a reservoir in northern Cundinamarca, Colombia about 60 kilometres (37 mi) north of Bogotá. It is 18 kilometres (11 mi) long and 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) wide, and when completely filled reaches a maximum depth of 38 metres (125 ft). Its objectives are to control water levels for hydroelectric plants in the region and supply drinking water to Bogotá. It is adjacent to the municipalities of Sesquilé and Guatavita.
A reservoir is, most commonly, an enlarged natural or artificial lake, pond or impoundment created using a dam or lock to store water.
Department of Cundinamarca is one of the departments of Colombia. Its area covers 22,623 square kilometres (8,735 sq mi) and it has a population of 2,598,245 as of 2013. It was created on August 5, 1886 under the constitutional terms presented on the same year. Cundinamarca is located in the center of Colombia.
Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a sovereign state largely situated in the northwest of South America, with territories in Central America. Colombia shares a border to the northwest with Panama, to the east with Venezuela and Brazil and to the south with Ecuador and Peru. It shares its maritime limits with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Jamaica, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. Colombia is a unitary, constitutional republic comprising thirty-two departments, with the capital in Bogota.
The reservoir was completed in 1967. The town of Guatavita was intentionally flooded for the construction and functioning of the reservoir. Guatavita was rebuilt on higher grounds. Today, Tominé hosts water sports and other water-related events. The reservoir, the biggest on the Bogotá savanna,is seven times larger than the Neusa and Sisga Reservoirs. At lowstand lake levels, the top of the tower of the old church of Guatavita is visible above the water level.
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