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Protected: Hydroelectric Guatapé


Region: Central Andean Region
Location code: 513
City: Guatapé
Department: Antioquia

Peñol-Guatapé Reservoir is a reservoir located in the Colombian eastern Antioquia of Empresas Publicas de Medellin. Construction was necessary for the demolition (literally) from the town of El Penol and various rural housing, both El Peñol and Guatapé; in fact, it covers a quarter of the territory of Guatapé. Built in two stages (the first completed in 1972 and the second in 1979), is the dam of Colombia with more regulation. Water sports are practiced daily in this place, plus rides motor boats, jet skis and yachts.

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