Hydro-agricultural Facility of Várzea de Calde

Viseu - Portugal

Hydraulic Engineering | Hydro-agricultural Facilities and Agricultural Irrigation Networks | Project Management and Works Supervision

Hydro-agricultural Facility of Várzea de Calde

Client: DRABL – Direcção Regional de Agricultura da Beira Litoral

Period: 1999 - 2002


The Hydro-agricultural Development of Várzea de Calde is located on the Várzea river, in the Vouga river basin, in the Municipality and District of Viseu, with the Vouga river as its southern limit. Its purpose is to supply water for irrigation, public use and leisure. It started operation in 2000. It comprises a reservoir, consisting of an earth dam with a storage volume of 589 000 m3, irrigation and drainage networks, a road network and electrification. The project aimed to improve the area of the parish of Calde of ca. 133 ha, with the “useful area” estimated at about 107ha, serving 400 beneficiaries.

Project value: € 3 628 400

Scope of services: Construction Works Management and Supervision.