Félix Cayetano Waterwheel in Abarán. Walking next to Segura river | All You Need In Murcia

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Félix Cayetano Waterwheel

Place of Cáriala
Abarán

Spanish name: Noria de Félix Cayetano

Félix Cayetano Waterwheel in Abarán. Spain The Félix Cayetano Waterwheel, located on the left bank of the Segura River very near local road RM-514, is semi-hidden in a wooded area. Right before getting to Abarán, look for a white house on your left and a paved esplanade from which a small trail leads to the waterwheel. Once there, you can also see Cabecico de la Cobertera, old Arab settlement. This waterwheel irrigated 30 tahúllas and supplied water from Acequia Blanca. It was built in the mid-20th century.
 
It is currently abandoned and this is the record that we can still read by the wheel:
 
Name of the waterwheel: Félix de Cayetano
Date of last reconstruction: 2003
Irrigation tahullas (1 tahulla = 1118 square meters): 30
Type of crops: Citrus fruits, stone fruits and vegetables
Name of irrigation ditch supplying the waterwheel: Blanca
Areas irrigated: La Carráhila
Waterwheel diameter: 6 meters
Waterwheel width: 0.65 meters
Number of spokes: 12 x 2 = 24
Number of flat-profile blades: 48
Number of buckets: 48
Location: One single crown
Construction materials: Iron and wood
Historical background: early twentieth century
Félix Cayetano Waterwheel in Abarán. Spain
Félix Cayetano Waterwheel in Abarán. Spain
Félix Cayetano Waterwheel in Abarán. Spain
Félix Cayetano Waterwheel in Abarán. Spain
Félix Cayetano Waterwheel in Abarán. Spain
Félix Cayetano Waterwheel in Abarán. Spain
Félix Cayetano Waterwheel in Abarán. Spain
Félix Cayetano Waterwheel in Abarán. Spain
Félix Cayetano Waterwheel in Abarán. Spain
Félix Cayetano Waterwheel in Abarán. Spain
Félix Cayetano Waterwheel in Abarán. Spain
Félix Cayetano Waterwheel in Abarán. Spain

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