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Guadiana

(gwäthyä`nä), river, 510 mi (821 km) long, rising in the La Mancha Plateau, E Spain. It flows west through central Spain, then south, forming part of the Spanish-Portuguese border (except for a swing into Portugal), to the Gulf of Cádiz in the Atlantic Ocean. Although one of the longest rivers of the Iberian Peninsula, it is only navigable to Mértola, c.40 mi (60 km) upstream. The Guadiana has been dammed to create several large reservoirs; these waters are used to irrigate the fertile area around Badajoz and to generate hydroelectric power.

Guadiana

 

a river in Spain and Portugal. Length, 820 km; basin area, 68,000 sq km. The Guadiana originates on La Mancha plateau, then flows in a deep valley in the New Castile plateau and along the Estremadura lowland. It crosses the hilly plains of Alentejo, emerges onto a coastal plain, and empties into the Gulf of Cádiz in the Atlantic Ocean, forming an estuary. It is fed by rain. Its maximum water level is in the winter and spring, and it is at its low level in the summer. Located on the Guadiana are the Cijara Reservoir and a hydroelectric power plant. The river is used for irrigation, and it is navigable. (Maritime vessels go as far as the Portuguese city of Pomaräo.) The Portuguese port of Vila Real de Santo Antonio is located at the mouth of the Guadiana.

Guadiana

a river in SW Europe, rising in S central Spain and flowing west, then south as part of the border between Spain and Portugal, to the Gulf of C?diz. Length: 578 km (359 miles)
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The programme includes meetings at Spanish Guadiana River and Portuguese Tagus River Basin District Administrations, Geo-Systems Research Centre of Technical University of Lisbon, field visits to irrigation systems, water supply and management facilities, etc.
BIRMINGHAM'S Mark Downes led England to the silver medal in the European Match Fishing Championships held on the Guadiana River at Merida in Spain.
Something completely different seemed a good idea, and that's exactly what we got in another Thomson trip, this time a gentle cruise along the Guadiana river, which forms part of the border between Portugal and Spain.
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Power supply to the Guadiana River Basin energy by 2015.