Aksu Dam

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Aksu Dam
Aksu Dam is located in Turkey
Aksu Dam
Location of Aksu Dam
Official name Aksu Baraji ve HES
Country Turkey
Location Aksu, Erzurum Province
Coordinates 40°36′05.50″N 41°09′24.69″E / 40.6015278°N 41.1568583°E / 40.6015278; 41.1568583Coordinates: 40°36′05.50″N 41°09′24.69″E / 40.6015278°N 41.1568583°E / 40.6015278; 41.1568583
Purpose Power
Status Preliminary construction
Owner(s) State Hydraulic Works
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, rock-fill
Impounds Çoruh River
Height (foundation) 155 m (509 ft)
Height (thalweg) 114 m (374 ft)
Length 364 m (1,194 ft)
Elevation at crest 1,047 m (3,435 ft)
Width (crest) 10 m (33 ft)
Dam volume 1,918,000 m3 (2,508,649 cu yd)
Spillway type Controlled chute, six radial gates
Spillway capacity 7,157 m3/s (252,747 cu ft/s)
Total capacity 184,080,000 m3 (149,236 acre·ft)
Active capacity 118,690,000 m3 (96,224 acre·ft)
Catchment area 6,338 km2 (2,447 sq mi)
Normal elevation 1,042 m (3,419 ft)
Power station
Hydraulic head 107 m (351 ft) (gross)
Turbines 3 x 40 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity 120 MW
Annual generation 390 GWh (estimate)

The Aksu Dam is an embankment dam in the preliminary stages of construction near the town of Aksu on the Çoruh River in Erzurum Province, Turkey. The dam is part of the Çoruh Development Plan and its construction will be supervised by Turkey's State Hydraulic Works.[1][2] Construction on access roads and diversion tunnels began in 2010.[3]

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  1. ^ "Aksu Baraji ve HES" (PDF) (in Turkish). Republic of Turkey Ministry of Environment - Environmental Impact Assessment, Permit and Inspection Department. February 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Aksu Baraji ve HES" (in Turkish). General Directorate of Power Resources. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Aksu Baraji" (in Turkish). Pustiler. Retrieved 10 May 2013.