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Candelón Waterwheel

Paraje el Candelón
Abarán

Spanish name: Noria de Candelón

Candelón Waterwheel in Abarán. Spain The Candelón waterwheel, located on the right bank of the Segura river near the "la ñorica" waterwheel, supplies water from the Charrara irrigation ditch.
 
Name of the waterwheel: Noria de Candelón
Date of last reconstruction: 1988
Irrigation tahullas (1 tahulla = 1118 square meters): 9
Type of crops: Citrus fruits, stone fruits and vegetables
Name of irrigation ditch supplying the waterwheel: Charrara
Areas irrigated: Candelón, Barranco Jacintón and Cañada de Cartagena
Waterwheel diameter: 6 meters
Waterwheel width: 0.48 meters
Number of spokes: 8 x 2 = 16
Number of flat-profile blades: 40
Number of buckets: 40
Location: One single crown
Construction materials: Iron
Historical background: Document dated 1850
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Candelón Waterwheel in Abarán. Spain
Candelón Waterwheel in Abarán. Spain
Candelón Waterwheel in Abarán. Spain
Candelón Waterwheel in Abarán. Spain
Candelón Waterwheel in Abarán. Spain
Candelón Waterwheel in Abarán. Spain
Candelón Waterwheel in Abarán
Candelón Waterwheel in Abarán

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