Çınarcık Dam

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Çınarcık Dam
Çınarcık Dam is located in Turkey
Çınarcık Dam
Location of Çınarcık Dam
Country Turkey
Location Mustafakemalpaşa, Bursa Province
Coordinates 40°00′59.39″N 28°46′21.44″E / 40.0164972°N 28.7726222°E / 40.0164972; 28.7726222Coordinates: 40°00′59.39″N 28°46′21.44″E / 40.0164972°N 28.7726222°E / 40.0164972; 28.7726222
Purpose Power, irrigation, flood control
Status Operational
Construction began 1996
Opening date 2002
Owner(s) Turkish State Hydraulic Works
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, rock-fill
Impounds Orhaneli River
Height 125 m (410 ft)
Length 325 m (1,066 ft)
Elevation at crest 333 m (1,093 ft)
Width (crest) 12 m (39 ft)
Spillway type Service chute, five radial gates
Spillway capacity 5,191.8 m3/s (183,347 cu ft/s)
Total capacity 373,000,000 m3 (302,396 acre·ft)
Active capacity 187,000,000 m3 (151,603 acre·ft)
Surface area 10 km2 (4 sq mi)
Normal elevation 330 m (1,083 ft)
Power station
Name Uluabat Hydroelectric Station
Coordinates 40°9′10.96″N 28°43′25.25″E / 40.1530444°N 28.7236806°E / 40.1530444; 28.7236806
Commission date 2010
Type Conventional, diversion
Turbines 2 x 50 MW vertical Francis-type
Installed capacity 100 MW
Annual generation 548 GWh

Çınarcık Dam is a rock-fill dam on the Orhaneli River about 30 km (19 mi) east of Mustafakemalpaşa in Bursa Province, Turkey. It serves several purposes to include power, irrigation, flood control and municipal water supply to the city of Bursa. The dam was constructed between 1996 and 2002.[1] Construction of the Uluabat Hydroelectric Station, which the dam supplies water to, began in 2006 and it was commissioned in 2010. The 125 m (410 ft) tall dam diverts water north through an 11.27 km (7.00 mi) long tunnel where it reaches the power station on the southern bank of Lake Uluabat. Water discharged from the 100 MW power station then enters the lake. The dam and power station are owned by the Turkish State Hydraulic Works.[2][3][4][5]

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  1. ^ "Çinarcik Dam". Turkey State Hydraulic Works. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  2. ^ BOZKUŞ, Zafer (December 2011). "Virtual Failure Analysis of the Çınarcık Dam†1" (PDF). Civil Engineers Odası. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Bursa Çınarcık Dam Construction". TİMTAŞ A.Ş. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Uluabat". Herrenknecht. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Hydroelectric Power Plants in Northern Turkey - other regions". IndustCards. Retrieved 14 December 2014.