Packaging sixto duran ballen and the dam la esperanza

  • Gloria Santana Parrales Universidad Técnica de Manabí, Portoviejo, Ecuador
  • Beatriz Irene Caballero Giler Universidad Técnica de Manabí, Portoviejo, Ecuador
  • Maria Shirlendy Guerrero Alcivar Universidad Técnica de Manabí, Portoviejo, Ecuador
Keywords: Dams, Environmental impacts, Indicators, Preventive measures, Reservoirs


The dam is a reservoir that stores about 450,000,000 cubic meters of water, has multiple purposes allowing flood control, produces irrigation water, for human consumption and shrimp farming in the area center of the province of Manabí. The first studies for the construction of the dam were carried out in the years 1970 to 1975 as a result of the hydrological/economic feasibility plan of the Province of Manabí, and of the integral hydro-agricultural area of the Carrizal Chone Basin. After several preliminary studies with different international firms and with changes of designs in 1992, the Dragados and Constructions SA Company was in charge of the construction of what is now the Manabí water project. It is located in the parish of Quiroga approximately 12 kilometers from the cantonal canton of Bolívar Canton, Calceta, with an extension of 2,500 hectares, with a construction area of 120 hectares and will allow irrigation of 17,000 hectares of the central area of Manabí. The objective of the work is to make an analysis of the construction of the La Esperanza dam. For this, the logical historical method was used, as well as the bibliography search to know the historical construction of the dam, as well as the observation method.


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How to Cite
Parrales, G. S., Giler, B. I. C., & Alcivar, M. S. G. (2018). Packaging sixto duran ballen and the dam la esperanza. International Journal of Physical Sciences and Engineering, 2(3), 43-50.