Lake Caracocha

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Lake Caracocha or Lake Ccaraccocha (both possibly from Quechua q'ara naked, bald, unpopulated, qucha lake)[2][3] is a lake in Peru located in the Huancavelica Region, Huaytará Province, Pilpichaca District.[4] It is situated at a height of about 4,528 metres (14,856 ft). Caracocha lies south of the lakes named Choclococha and Orcococha.

Caracocha Dam
Lake Caracocha is located in Peru
Lake Caracocha
Location of Caracocha Dam in Peru
CountryPeru
LocationHuancavelica Region, Huaytará Province
Coordinates13°21′49.2″S 75°05′25.3″W / 13.363667°S 75.090361°W / -13.363667; -75.090361Coordinates: 13°21′49.2″S 75°05′25.3″W / 13.363667°S 75.090361°W / -13.363667; -75.090361
Dam and spillways
Height13 m (43 ft)
Length635 m (2,083 ft)
Reservoir
CreatesLake Caracocha
Total capacity40,000,000 m3 (32,000 acre⋅ft)
Normal elevation4,528 m (14,856 ft)[1]
Power Station
Operator(s)INADE

The Caracocha dam was erected in 2000. It is 635 m (2,083 ft) long and 13 m (14 yd) tall. It is operated by INADE. The reservoir has a capacity of 40,000,000 m3 (32,000 acre⋅ft).[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ mapcarta.com "Laguna Ccaraccocha", retrieved on February 11, 2014
  2. ^ Diccionario Quechua - Español - Quechua, Academía Mayor de la Lengua Quechua, Gobierno Regional Cusco, Cusco 2005 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  3. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  4. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Huaytará Province (Huancavelica Region)
  5. ^ Recursos Hídricos del Perú en Cifras, Boletín Técnico de Recursos Hídricos 2010, Autoridad Nacional del Agua, Ministerio de Agricultura, Peru