Almus Dam

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Almus Dam
Almus Dam is located in Turkey
Almus Dam
Location of Almus Dam
Official name Almus Dam & Hydroelectricity Station
Location Almus
Coordinates 40°25′N 36°54′E / 40.417°N 36.900°E / 40.417; 36.900Coordinates: 40°25′N 36°54′E / 40.417°N 36.900°E / 40.417; 36.900
Opening date 1966
Operator(s) State Hydraulic Works
Dam and spillways
Impounds Kelkit River
Height 78 m (256 ft)
Length 454 m (1,490 ft)
Reservoir
Creates Almus Reservoir
Total capacity 950,000,000 m3 (3.4×1010 cu ft)
Catchment area 31 km2 (12 sq mi)
Surface area 26,650 acres (108 km2)
Power station
Turbines 3 x 9 MW
Installed capacity 27 MW
Annual generation 99,000 MWh

The Almus Dam (Almus Barajı in Turkish) is an earthen embankment dam that is near the town of Almus (28 kilometers East of Tokat city in center north of Turkey) and is located on the River Yesilirmak which runs into the Black Sea. The main purposes of the dam is irrigation, flood control and hydroelectricity. The hydroelectric power plant (established in 1966) at the dam has a capacity of 27 megawatts (three facilities at 9 megawatts each). The dam contains 3,405,000 m3 (120,200,000 cu ft) of material and irrigates an area of 21,350 hectares. The dam's spillway is capable of discharging a maximum 2,800 m3/s (98,881 cu ft/s) and its bottom outlet a maximum of 50 m3/s (1,766 cu ft/s).