SATELLITE INFORMATION TO IMPROVE THE MANAGEMENT OF DAMS AND RESERVOIRS

Satellite information to improve the management of dams and reservoirs of the Canal de Isabel II

On February, 2020, Land, Water and Dams. S.L . It was awarded the Satellite information service to optimize the management of the Isabell II Canal Dams and Reservoirs. The contract began to be executed from April 1, of the same year with and expected completion date of March 31, 2020. 

The object of the contract has been to obtain data from the processing of satellite images that  would allow increasing Knowledge on the quality of water in reservoirs, improving the structural and hydrological safety of the dams and optimizing the planing CYII’S reservoirs exploitation  system.

Thus, the provision of the service has reached the achievement of four specific objectives:​

Publish a quarterly evolutionary bulletin of Din-SAR data in the El Atazar dam (Community of Madrid) and in the Guadiloba dam (Cáceres province), based on the historical data of the last two years.

Generate a weekly snow information bulletin for optical data, and fortnightly for radar data, during the snowy episodes of 2019/2020 and 2020/2021.

Provide an evolving weekly bulletin of data on water quality: chlorophyll, turbidity and temperature; in the reservoirs of the CYII  supply system to the Community of Madrid (Pinilla, Riosequillo, Puentes Viejas, El Villar, El Atazar, Pozo de los Ramos, El Vado, Navacerrada, Manzanares, Pedrezuela, Las Nieves, Valmayor, Navalmedio, La Jarosa, La Aceña), and the city of Cáceres (Guadiloba). 

After the conclusion of the contract, on April 26, 2021, the final report compiling the results achieved during the provision of the service was delivered.