The Lorca dam in the same neighbourhood irrigates 27,000 acres.
The main line from Madrid to Almeria conveys much ore from Granada and Jaen to the sea; while the railway from Baza to Lorca skirts the Almanzora valley and transports the mineral products of eastern Almeria by a branch line from Huercal-Overa to the Murcian port of Aguilas.
LORCA, a town of eastern Spain, in the province of Murcia, on the right bank of the river Sangonera (here called the Guadalantin or Guadalentin) and on the Murcia-Baza railway.
Lorca is the Roman Eliocroca (perhaps also the Ilorci of Pliny, N.H.
In 1810 Lorca suffered greatly from the French invasion.