The current dam appears to replace an older one. This specific one was built by Don Joan Çarriera i de Gurb in 1679. Although the original function of the Rec was to provide water for the Dalt, Mig and Baix mills further downstream, its current use is to provide water for irrigation.
The dam, sluice and the Rec del Molí which starts at this point, as well as the three mills, belonged to the system of mills of the counts of Solterra.
The sluice had the roles of directing the water towards the Rec del Molí through two openings, one of which returns the water to the normal course of the river.