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SOFADITIS RIVER – PINIOS TRIBUTARY

 

The stream Sofaditis is one of the many affluents of Pinios River. Pinios is the main collector for the region of Thessaly (central Greece). It has direction to north and discharges to the stream Farsalioti and Evripea which are Pinios River’s tributaries. At the river bed is constructed the Smokovo dam.

 

 

 

See Sofaditis River (Pinios river tributary) via Google maps:

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?t=k&hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=105123578480716502688.00047995205479d38b8ea&ll=39.268411,22.126465&spn=0.893074,1.760559&z=9

 

 

SMOKOVO DAM

 

§      BROCHURE in Greek

§      PICTURE 1

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The dam of Smokovo for irrigation purpose is located at the river bed of Sofaditis stream. 30 km SW of Karditsa city. The Smokovo project belongs to the general program for development of Thessaly valley, assuring irrigation water for an area of 22,500 ha and the enrichment of aquifer. The drainage basin of Sofaditis is around 380 km2 and 621m altitude.

 

 

 

General information

 

Location: Karditsa prefecture

Dam type: rockfill (ER)

Dam Height: 104 m

Crest Length: 450 (480) m

Dam Volume: 3 x106 m3

Reservoir capacity: 785 x106 m3

Reservoir surface: - m2

Use: HI (Hydropower, Irrigation)

Power: 10 MW

Energy: 30 GWh/yr

Owner: Hellenic Ministry for the Environment

Year of operation: 1994 (1996)

 

 

 

 

 

Πανοραμική Φράγματος Σμοκόβου

 

Picture 1. Smokovo dam (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/13791743)

 

 

Picture 2. Artficial lake of Smokovo dam (http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/14225468.jpg )