The Figueira Gorda dam has the main purpose of irrigation, based on the following characteristics:
- Gravity dam, stone masonry, with maximum height above foundation of 32,7 m and total crest length of 60,5 m.
- Perimeter to irrigate: 80 ha.
- Volume of the reservoir: 1 305 000 m3.
- Flooded area: 16 ha.
Preliminary Design and Detailed Design