Miguel Aleman reservoir
Formed by the river Tonto and the Miguel Aleman Dam the original purpose of the Miguel Aleman reservoir was agricultural irrigation.
It is now a popular scenic tourist attraction and also provides hydro electric power for Oaxaca and neighbouring states from the Temascal hydro plant located at the east end of the dam. 725 million kw per annum.
Two hilltops remaining from the area flooded to form the reservoir are still visible, and now form the islands of San Miguel Soyaltepec and Isabel Marina. These islands together with the north western shore are now a nature reserve.
Visitors can enjoy water sports such as water skiing, or take a relaxing sightseeing tour by boat with local fishermen. Sport fishing is also a popular attraction the main catch being Tilapia, carp and Black Bass.
Sometimes in May important boat races take place which are a source of great excitement and attract a large attendance.
Miguel Aleman reservoir is located in Temascal in the Papaloapan region the Miguel Aleman reservoir is around 180 miles north of Oaxaca City.
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Map of Miguel Aleman reservoir
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