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SPAINRIVERS, LAKES  AND SEAS
THE LOCATION OF SPAIN  Spain is located in the south-west of Europe.Spanish territory includes:        85% of the Iberian ...
SPANISHCOASTLINE
Spain is surrounded by water (6000 kmof coastline):• Bay of Biscay (770km of   coastline)• Atlantic Ocean  - Galician (442...
CANTABRIAN COAST                                        FRANCEATLANTIC COAST                                         MEDIT...
CANTABRIAN COAST      It extends from the border ofFrance to Punta de la Estaca deBares, in Galicia.      It is steep and ...
ATLANTIC COAST   The Atlantic Coast is divided into two areas:• The Galician Coast  in the north•The AndalusianCoast in th...
GALICIAN ATLANTIC      COAST           It extends from Punta de     la Estaca de Bares to Portugal.          It is high, r...
ANDALUSIAN   ATLANTIC COAST       It extends from Portugal tothe Strait of Gibraltar.     It is low and sandy and hasmany ...
MEDITERRANEAN COASTIt extends from the border with France to the Strait ofGibraltar.                                      ...
CANARY AND BALEARIC     ISLANDS
SPAIN’S WATERSHEDS
WATERSHEDSA watershed is an area of land that water flowsover on its way to the sea.Spain has 3 watersheds:   o Cantabrian...
Cantabrian Watershed                       Mediterranean WatershedAtlantic Watershed
CANTABRIAN WATERSHED       The rivers that flow into the Bay of Biscay areshort as they start in the mountains near the co...
ATLANTIC WATERSHED• The rivers are long and carry high volumes of  water that flow into the Atlantic Ocean.
Rivers that flow into the Atlantic      Ocean can be divided into:                  • Short with high flow due toGalician ...
MEDITERRANEAN WATERSHED• Most of the rivers that carry water to the  Mediterranean Sea are short and have limited  and irr...
SPAIN’SRIVERS
RIVERS  OF THECANTABRIANWATERSHED
NARCEA RIVER
Narcea River meets Nalon River
NALÓN RIVERThe longest river of Asturias. It has the most abundant                          flow
A valley through which        it flows.
NALÓN RIVER, LANGREO
DEVA RIVER
Where Deva River meets the Bay of Biscay
NERVIÓN RIVER
Nervion River, by the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao
BIDASOA RIVER
RIVERSOF THE ATLANTIC  WATERSHED
GALICIAN RIVERS
MIÑO RIVER
Where it meets the Atlantic Ocean
SIL RIVER CANYON
ULLA RIVER             LÉREZ RIVER              TAMBRE RIVER
XALLAS RIVER         Xallas River is a rare example in Europe: it dies as a waterfallwhen it flows into the sea.         U...
RIVERS   THATCROSS THE MESETA
ARRIBES DEL DUERO
The Duoro river has themost abundant flow inSpain.
ALEADÁVILA DAM, SALAMANCA     (Middle course of Duoro River)
TAGUS RIVER   The longest river in Spain.
TAGUS RIVER IN MONFRAGÜE NATIONAL                PARK
Its course has been altered byhuman activity: construction ofreservoirs and Tagus-Segurawater-diversion system.Its flow in...
Tagus River in Alcántara
Tagus River in Toledo
TAGUS RIVERARANJUEZ, MADRID
GUADIANA RIVER
GUADIANA RIVER It partly flows underground “Ojos del Guadiana".                         La Serena                         ...
Guadiana River, Medellín
ANDALUSIAN RIVERS
GUADALQUIVIR RIVER
GUADALUIVIR RIVER,CAZORLA MOUNTAIN RANGE
GUADALUIVIR  ESTUARY
Guadalquivir River, Seville
EBRO RIVER
EBRO RIVER, ZARAGOZA
EBRO RIVER DELTA
TER RIVER
LLOBREGAT RIVER
LLOBREGAT RIVER
JÚCAR RIVER
RÍO TURIATURIA RIVER
TURIARIVER
SEGURA RIVER
RÍOSEGURA
Due to the lack of water inthe Southwest the Tajo-Segura water-diversionsystem was constructed.This affected theTajo, Guad...
THE SIPHON
BOOSTER PIPING AT BOLARQUE STATION
CIGÜELAAQUEDUCT
TAJO-SEGURAWATER-DIVERSION    SYSTEM                  VILLAREJO                    CANAL
Spanish lakes are small in comparison to European                      lakes.          There are 444 mountain lakes       ...
The biggest lake in Spain is Sanabria (Zamora)
The second biggest lake is Banyoles in Gerona
LAGOONS
The largest inland lagoon of shallow saltwater is             Gallocanta in Zaragoza
The second largest inland lagoon of shallow saltwater           is Fuentedepiedra in Malaga.
The Mar Menor (Murcia) is the largest salt water             lagoon in Europe
Albufera (Valencia) is a freshwater lagoon on the                 coast of Spain.
ROMAN DAMS                (1st-2nd century AD)                                        PROSERPINA                          ...
La Serena. It’s the 3rd biggest of Europe. Found on        the Guadiana Basin (1985-1990)
Alcantara on the Tajo Basin (1969)
Almendra. Duero Basin (1970)
Buendía. Tajo Basin (1957)
Mequinenza. Ebro Basin (1957-1964)
Spain is home to almost all of Europes        saline steppe wetlands.
Tablas de Daimiel. Ciudad RealGroundwater extraction for irrigated agriculture has almost led to theloss of the internatio...
Doñana (Huelva) is one of the largest and most     important remaining wetlands in Europe.In April 1998 there was an accid...
“Water is lifes matter andmatrix, mother and medium. Thereis no life without water.”          Albert Szent-Gyorgvi (Hungar...
Spain  rivers lakes and seas
Spain  rivers lakes and seas
Spain  rivers lakes and seas
Spain  rivers lakes and seas
Spain  rivers lakes and seas
Spain  rivers lakes and seas
Spain  rivers lakes and seas
Spain  rivers lakes and seas
Spain  rivers lakes and seas
Spain  rivers lakes and seas
Spain  rivers lakes and seas
Spain  rivers lakes and seas
Spain  rivers lakes and seas
Spain  rivers lakes and seas
Spain  rivers lakes and seas
Spain  rivers lakes and seas
Spain  rivers lakes and seas
Spain  rivers lakes and seas
Spain  rivers lakes and seas
Spain  rivers lakes and seas
Spain  rivers lakes and seas
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  1. 1. SPAINRIVERS, LAKES AND SEAS
  2. 2. THE LOCATION OF SPAIN Spain is located in the south-west of Europe.Spanish territory includes: 85% of the Iberian Peninsula Balearic Islands Ceuta and Melilla inCanary Islands North Africa
  3. 3. SPANISHCOASTLINE
  4. 4. Spain is surrounded by water (6000 kmof coastline):• Bay of Biscay (770km of coastline)• Atlantic Ocean - Galician (442km of coastline) - Andalusian (294 km of coastline)• Mediterranean Sea. (1663 km of coastline)
  5. 5. CANTABRIAN COAST FRANCEATLANTIC COAST MEDITERRANEAN COAST STRAIT OF GIBRALTER
  6. 6. CANTABRIAN COAST It extends from the border ofFrance to Punta de la Estaca deBares, in Galicia. It is steep and rocky and hasmany cliffs and rias.
  7. 7. ATLANTIC COAST The Atlantic Coast is divided into two areas:• The Galician Coast in the north•The AndalusianCoast in the south
  8. 8. GALICIAN ATLANTIC COAST It extends from Punta de la Estaca de Bares to Portugal. It is high, rocky and has many capes and rias.
  9. 9. ANDALUSIAN ATLANTIC COAST It extends from Portugal tothe Strait of Gibraltar. It is low and sandy and hasmany beaches, salt marshes anddunes.
  10. 10. MEDITERRANEAN COASTIt extends from the border with France to the Strait ofGibraltar. Catalan Coast: has both steep and rocky parts, and flat and sandy parts. Levante coast: is mainly flat and sandy. Andalusian Coast: has steep and rocky parts and flat, sandy parts.
  11. 11. CANARY AND BALEARIC ISLANDS
  12. 12. SPAIN’S WATERSHEDS
  13. 13. WATERSHEDSA watershed is an area of land that water flowsover on its way to the sea.Spain has 3 watersheds: o Cantabrian watershed o Atlantic watershed o Mediterranean watershed
  14. 14. Cantabrian Watershed Mediterranean WatershedAtlantic Watershed
  15. 15. CANTABRIAN WATERSHED The rivers that flow into the Bay of Biscay areshort as they start in the mountains near the coast. Their flow is regular and high due to abundant rainfall.
  16. 16. ATLANTIC WATERSHED• The rivers are long and carry high volumes of water that flow into the Atlantic Ocean.
  17. 17. Rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean can be divided into: • Short with high flow due toGalician Rivers abundant rainfall.Rivers that cross • Long with high but the Meseta irregular flow. Andalusian • Usually long with very low Rivers flow.
  18. 18. MEDITERRANEAN WATERSHED• Most of the rivers that carry water to the Mediterranean Sea are short and have limited and irregluar water flow, except the Ebro.
  19. 19. SPAIN’SRIVERS
  20. 20. RIVERS OF THECANTABRIANWATERSHED
  21. 21. NARCEA RIVER
  22. 22. Narcea River meets Nalon River
  23. 23. NALÓN RIVERThe longest river of Asturias. It has the most abundant flow
  24. 24. A valley through which it flows.
  25. 25. NALÓN RIVER, LANGREO
  26. 26. DEVA RIVER
  27. 27. Where Deva River meets the Bay of Biscay
  28. 28. NERVIÓN RIVER
  29. 29. Nervion River, by the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao
  30. 30. BIDASOA RIVER
  31. 31. RIVERSOF THE ATLANTIC WATERSHED
  32. 32. GALICIAN RIVERS
  33. 33. MIÑO RIVER
  34. 34. Where it meets the Atlantic Ocean
  35. 35. SIL RIVER CANYON
  36. 36. ULLA RIVER LÉREZ RIVER TAMBRE RIVER
  37. 37. XALLAS RIVER Xallas River is a rare example in Europe: it dies as a waterfallwhen it flows into the sea. Unfortunally, an energy company keeps the river to itself andthere is almost no water in the fall. The company delights us "opening"the waterfall 2 or 3 hours on weekends and during the summer.
  38. 38. RIVERS THATCROSS THE MESETA
  39. 39. ARRIBES DEL DUERO
  40. 40. The Duoro river has themost abundant flow inSpain.
  41. 41. ALEADÁVILA DAM, SALAMANCA (Middle course of Duoro River)
  42. 42. TAGUS RIVER The longest river in Spain.
  43. 43. TAGUS RIVER IN MONFRAGÜE NATIONAL PARK
  44. 44. Its course has been altered byhuman activity: construction ofreservoirs and Tagus-Segurawater-diversion system.Its flow increases in Portugaldue to rainfall.
  45. 45. Tagus River in Alcántara
  46. 46. Tagus River in Toledo
  47. 47. TAGUS RIVERARANJUEZ, MADRID
  48. 48. GUADIANA RIVER
  49. 49. GUADIANA RIVER It partly flows underground “Ojos del Guadiana". La Serena Reservoir. The biggest in Spain
  50. 50. Guadiana River, Medellín
  51. 51. ANDALUSIAN RIVERS
  52. 52. GUADALQUIVIR RIVER
  53. 53. GUADALUIVIR RIVER,CAZORLA MOUNTAIN RANGE
  54. 54. GUADALUIVIR ESTUARY
  55. 55. Guadalquivir River, Seville
  56. 56. EBRO RIVER
  57. 57. EBRO RIVER, ZARAGOZA
  58. 58. EBRO RIVER DELTA
  59. 59. TER RIVER
  60. 60. LLOBREGAT RIVER
  61. 61. LLOBREGAT RIVER
  62. 62. JÚCAR RIVER
  63. 63. RÍO TURIATURIA RIVER
  64. 64. TURIARIVER
  65. 65. SEGURA RIVER
  66. 66. RÍOSEGURA
  67. 67. Due to the lack of water inthe Southwest the Tajo-Segura water-diversionsystem was constructed.This affected theTajo, Guadiana, Júcar andSegura Basins.
  68. 68. THE SIPHON
  69. 69. BOOSTER PIPING AT BOLARQUE STATION
  70. 70. CIGÜELAAQUEDUCT
  71. 71. TAJO-SEGURAWATER-DIVERSION SYSTEM VILLAREJO CANAL
  72. 72. Spanish lakes are small in comparison to European lakes. There are 444 mountain lakes There are 82 karst lakes
  73. 73. The biggest lake in Spain is Sanabria (Zamora)
  74. 74. The second biggest lake is Banyoles in Gerona
  75. 75. LAGOONS
  76. 76. The largest inland lagoon of shallow saltwater is Gallocanta in Zaragoza
  77. 77. The second largest inland lagoon of shallow saltwater is Fuentedepiedra in Malaga.
  78. 78. The Mar Menor (Murcia) is the largest salt water lagoon in Europe
  79. 79. Albufera (Valencia) is a freshwater lagoon on the coast of Spain.
  80. 80. ROMAN DAMS (1st-2nd century AD) PROSERPINA DAM, BADAJOZ CORNALVODAM, BADAJOZ
  81. 81. La Serena. It’s the 3rd biggest of Europe. Found on the Guadiana Basin (1985-1990)
  82. 82. Alcantara on the Tajo Basin (1969)
  83. 83. Almendra. Duero Basin (1970)
  84. 84. Buendía. Tajo Basin (1957)
  85. 85. Mequinenza. Ebro Basin (1957-1964)
  86. 86. Spain is home to almost all of Europes saline steppe wetlands.
  87. 87. Tablas de Daimiel. Ciudad RealGroundwater extraction for irrigated agriculture has almost led to theloss of the internationally important wetland of the Tablas de Damiel marshes.
  88. 88. Doñana (Huelva) is one of the largest and most important remaining wetlands in Europe.In April 1998 there was an accidental spillage of toxic mining waste, whichcontaminated a large area of these wetlands.
  89. 89. “Water is lifes matter andmatrix, mother and medium. Thereis no life without water.” Albert Szent-Gyorgvi (Hungarian Biochemist 1937) THE END

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