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El Moro Reservoir


Rambla del Moro reservoir and surroundings are located on Map 891, CIEZA, of IGN (or 26-35 of the Servicio Geográfico del Ejército) on a scale of 1:50,000. The territory corresponds to the province of Murcia, municipal districts of Cieza and Abarán.

The coordinates of the point where the dam meets the reservoir comes as follows:

Reference system ETRS89. Time zone= 30

Geographical coordinates (based on the Greenwich meridian):
38º 13' 55'' Y North
1º 21' 54'' X East

The dam is situated in the natural course called Rambla del Moro, at a point where the valley narrows about 4 km upstream from its confluence with the Segura river.

The towns of Cieza and Abarán line the above-mentioned mouth, both being about 5 km away from the dam by road.

Access to the dam and reservoir

The main access to the dam from Murcia is by the A-30 main road, in the direction of Madrid. Approximately 5 km before reaching Cieza at turn-off number 358, a diversion for a change of direction must be taken and one connects with the N-301 main road, in the direction of Abarán. Then, after about 500 m, a turn to the left is to be taken to get to the dam service road that crosses the A-30 by means of an underpass. After about 700 m, you will reach the dam crest.

Secondary access to the dam can be made in the same way on the A-30, taking the turn-off for the MU-402 in the direction of Blanca railway station. About 200 m from the junction, take the A-22 minor road to the left. Continuing along this road, you will come across a junction on the left which goes to Casa de Ricote. This road takes you directly to the left abutment of the dam.

On the main access road to the dam, just as you reach the right abutment, there is a road junction, the first on the left leading to the Administration building. If you follow the road, you will find the access road to the dam crest and, on the right, an access road to the stilling pool

The location of the reservoir can be seen in the following map:

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