Baells reservoir was opened in 1976. Its purpose is to regulate the river Llobregat water and store it in order to guarantee domestic, industrial and irrigated land uses water supplies for the metropolitan area of Barcelona. It was built taking advantage of the gorge that gives its name and collecting the waters of the Llobregat river and the Vilada stream.
The double-curved dam is designed to contain 115 Hm3 of water and to foresee, with the three levels of drainage (lower, medium and upper), the evacuation of large amounts of water.
A human team is constantly in charge of guaranteeing the security and good functioning of this infrastructure that, over the years, incorporates technical systems of automatic control.
The Baells reservoir is a common asset, now owned by the Generalitat de Catalunya and managed by the Catalan Water Agency.
You can now take a guided tour to learn about the Dam and learn about the importance of reservoirs in the regulation of water cycle in Catalonia and the use made of it for the production of electricity.