Angostura Dam (Mexico)


The dam La Angostura is located on the Grijalva River in the state of Chiapas in Mexico. She is also known by the name of Dr. Belisario Domínguez.

The dam is 53 km south-east of Tuxtla Gutierrez in Venustiano Carranza in a narrow valley. He is a 146 m high rockfill dam and was completed in 1974 by the Comision Federal de Electricidad. In a hydroelectric power plant with a total power capacity of 900 MW is generated with five turbines and generators of 180 MW.

The reservoir is one of the largest in the world and the largest in Mexico. In addition to the Grijalva there are several other tributaries, including: Cuxtepeques, Socoltenango, Aguacate, Morelia, Puerta.

On Grijalva there are four hydropower plants: besides La Angostura, these are Ingeniero Manuel Moreno Torres ( Chicoasén ), Nezahualcóyotl ( Malpaso ) and General Angel Albino Corzo ( Peñitas ).

There are both in Mexico and in Costa Rica and in the U.S. more dams with the name " La Angostura ".