Arkun Dam

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Artvin Dam
Arkun Dam is located in Turkey
Arkun Dam
Location of Artvin Dam
Country Turkey
Location İspir, Erzurum Province
Coordinates 40°40′34.25″N 41°17′21.09″E / 40.6761806°N 41.2891917°E / 40.6761806; 41.2891917Coordinates: 40°40′34.25″N 41°17′21.09″E / 40.6761806°N 41.2891917°E / 40.6761806; 41.2891917
Purpose Power
Status Under construction
Construction began 2011
Owner(s) State Hydraulic Works
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, earth-fill
Impounds Çoruh River
Height (foundation) 188 m (617 ft)
Height (thalweg) 140 m (459 ft)
Dam volume 6,774,345 m3 (8,860,509 cu yd)
Catchment area 6,853 km2 (2,646 sq mi)
Power station
Hydraulic head Downstream: 225 m (738 ft) (gross)[1]
Toe: 225 m (738 ft) 121 m (397 ft) (nominal)[2]
Turbines Downstream: 3 x 75 MW Francis-type
Toe: 2 x 5.96 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity 236.92 MW
Annual generation 788 GWh (estimate)

The Arkun Dam an embankment dam currently under construction on the Çoruh River near İspir in Erzurum Province, Turkey. Construction began in 2011 and the primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation. It is part of the Çoruh Development Plan and its construction is being supervised by Turkey's State Hydraulic Works. The dam and power plant are expected to be complete in late 2015. Water from the dam's reservoir will supply two power stations; one at the dam's toe (base) (11.92 MW) and the other downstream (225 MW) in Artvin Province.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Sucu, Sezai. "Çoruh Basin Projects" (in Turkish). State Hydraulic Works. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Introductory File For Capacity Increase Within Arkun Dam and HEPP". Dolsar. November 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2013.