Alpaslan-1 Dam

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Alpaslan-1 Dam
Alpaslan-1 Dam is located in Turkey
Alpaslan-1 Dam
Location of Alpaslan-1 Dam
Official name Alpaslan I Barajı
Location Muş Province, Turkey
Coordinates 39°02′47″N 41°49′03″E / 39.04652°N 41.81761°E / 39.04652; 41.81761Coordinates: 39°02′47″N 41°49′03″E / 39.04652°N 41.81761°E / 39.04652; 41.81761
Construction began 1994
Opening date 2009
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, rock/sand fill with clay core
Impounds Murat River
Height 91 m (299 ft)
Dam volume 3,780,000 m3 (4,940,000 cu yd)
Total capacity 2,993,000,000 m3 (0.718 cu mi)
Catchment area 15,460 km2 (5,970 sq mi)
Surface area 115 km2 (44 sq mi)
Power station
Commission date 2009
Turbines 4 x 140 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity 160 MW
Annual generation 488 GWh
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Alpaslan-1 Dam (Turkish: Alpaslan I Barajı) is a dam and hydroelectric power station in Muş Province, Turkey. The foundation stone for the dam was laid in 1994 and construction on the dam superstructure began in 1998. The dam began to impound its reservoir in 2008 and the first of four 40 MW generators was operational in 2009. The second was commissioned in 2012.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Alpaslan I Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant Water Logged" (in Turkish). State Hydraulic Works. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Alparslan 1 Dam Electricity production started" (in Turkish). Haberler. Retrieved 28 May 2013.