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El Cajon Dam, Honduras

From series “The Most Impressive Dams on Earth”
Year: 1985. Lenght: 282 m . Height: 226 m.

El Cajon Dam was built in Honduras in 1985. Its height is 226 meters and length 282 meters. This dam was built on the Comayagua River that has the wild and headlong stream. The dam had to minimize the threat of flooding of this area. Engineers from the whole world took part in the building of this dam. There were specialists from Germany, Italy and even Switzerland.

El Cajon Dam, Honduras The dam has quite big and complex underground engine-room. Since the building, El Cajon Dam is a huge industrial building in Honduras. The dam construction is very thin and firm at once. This cut back on spending material and money.

The main function of the dam is the electricity output and flood prevention for a great area. Since the dam building, this region became safe from tragic floods. During the rainy season, the dam keeps huge water volumes. The agricultural line has also improved with the advent of the dam. Earlier during the drought season, the fields suffered from the lack of water. Now they can be irrigated throughout the year. Next - Xiluodu Daba

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Fuel station: 'Gasolinera Dippsa' in 16 km
Supermarket: 'La Despensa Familiar' in 16 km
Apotheek: 'Farmacia Santa Lucía' in 16 km
Police station: 'Posta Policial Rio Lindo' in 26 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Restaurante La Champa' in 6.82 km
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Best hotels near El Cajon Dam

Apart Hotel Villa Nuria

Located in 55 km from El Cajon Dam
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Rooms: 180
The apartment has 2 dormitories, seating and dining areas and an equipped kitchenette. The bathroom has free toiletries. Some rooms feature city … More: photo, rates and booking
Metrotel Express

Located in 57 km from El Cajon Dam
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Rooms: 60
The air-conditioned rooms at Metrotel Express feature basic décor, cable TV and telephone. The private bathrooms have a shower. Guests can enjoy … More: photo, rates and booking
Los Arcos Hotel Boutique

Located in 60 km from El Cajon Dam
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Rooms: 17
The rooms have a contemporary décor, air conditioning, a fan and a sofa. They include a flat-screen cable TV, a fridge and pool views. The bathrooms … More: photo, rates and booking
Tamarindo Hostel

Located in 61 km from El Cajon Dam
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Rooms: 8
The air-conditioned rooms offer colourful décor and Honduran artists art works. The bathrooms are private or shared with shower and free toiletries. … More: photo, rates and booking

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