|The Alqueva dam is a dam located at the Guadiana river in the Alentejo region. |
The reservoir is Portugal and Western Europe's largest.
The complex project was made to produce hydroelectric power, irrigation for farms in the surrounding area, as well as a large reservoir where several tourist ventures are also being built.
Alqueva, a village of about 350 inhabitants, gives the project the name.
It is the site of the biggest ostrich farm in Portugal.