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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.

Tominé Reservoir
Sunrays over Tominé Reservoir seen from Guatavita 2.jpg
Sunrays over Tominé Reservoir
seen from Guatavita
Tominé Reservoir is located in Colombia
Tominé Reservoir
Tominé Reservoir
Location Guatavita & Sesquilé
Cundinamarca
Coordinates 4°57′51″N 73°49′51″W / 4.96417°N 73.83083°W / 4.96417; -73.83083Coordinates: 4°57′51″N 73°49′51″W / 4.96417°N 73.83083°W / 4.96417; -73.83083
Type Artificial lake
Primary inflows Bogotá River
Primary outflows Bogotá River
Basin countries  Colombia
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)[1]
Islands Various

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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,[2] is seven times larger than the Neusa and Sisga Reservoirs.[3] 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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View of Tominé Reservoir from Guatavita
February 2017
Aerial view of Tominé Reservoir
May 2007

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