diverted into a series of two hydroelectric power plants generating upwards of 850 million kilowatt hours per year. The lake is also adding recreational activities to public.
Potrerillos Dam (Embalse) is located on the Mendoza River, in Potrerillos Valley. The dam was built between 1999 and 2003 by a consortium to provide flood control, hydroelectricity and irrigation water. The dam and reservoir have lost significant storage capacity due to the high silt content of the Mendoza River. Water from the reservoir is