Çat Dam

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Çat Dam
Çat Dam is located in Turkey
Çat Dam
Location of Çat Dam
Official name Çat Baraji
Country Turkey
Location Çelikhan
Coordinates 38°04′04″N 38°18′45″E / 38.06778°N 38.31250°E / 38.06778; 38.31250Coordinates: 38°04′04″N 38°18′45″E / 38.06778°N 38.31250°E / 38.06778; 38.31250
Status Operational
Construction began 1985
Opening date 2002
Owner(s) Turkish State Hydraulic Works
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment
Impounds Abdülharap River
Height 64.5 m (212 ft)
Dam volume 2,500,000 m3 (2,027 acre·ft)
Reservoir
Total capacity 240,000,000 m3 (194,571 acre·ft)
Surface area 14.3 km2 (6 sq mi)

The Çat Dam is an embankment dam on the Abdülharap River, located near Çelikhan in Adıyaman Province, Turkey. Constructed between 1985 and 2002, the development was backed by the Turkish State Hydraulic Works. The purpose of the dam is irrigation and it provides water for up to 21,464 ha (53,039 acres) of land.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Malatya Regional Office" (in Turkish). State Hydraulic Works. Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Cat Dam". State Hydraulic Works. Retrieved 24 November 2011.