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.
Sunrays over Tominé Reservoir
seen from Guatavita
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 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.
- Google Maps Elevation Finder
- (in Spanish) Embalse de Tominé
- (in Spanish) CAR ordena medidas para descontaminar el embalse de Tominé