Benutan Dam

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Benutan Dam
Benutan Dam is located in Brunei
Benutan Dam
Location of Benutan Dam
Country Brunei
Location Tutong District
Coordinates 4°37′45.32″N 114°45′02.69″E / 4.6292556°N 114.7507472°E / 4.6292556; 114.7507472Coordinates: 4°37′45.32″N 114°45′02.69″E / 4.6292556°N 114.7507472°E / 4.6292556; 114.7507472
Purpose Water supply
Status Operational
Opening date 1988; 26 years ago (1988)
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment
Impounds Benutan River
Height 22 m (72 ft)
Reservoir
Total capacity 45,000,000 m3 (36,000 acre·ft)
Catchment area 28.5 m (94 ft)

The Benutan Dam, also spelled Binutan, is an embankment dam on the Benutan River in Tutong District, Brunei. The dam was completed in 1988 with the primary purpose of increasing water supply to the capital of Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan. It has a normal reservoir volume of 45,000,000 m3 (36,000 acre·ft).[1][2][3]

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  1. ^ Kajander, Tommi (June 2001). "Global Changes and Water Resources". Helsinki University of Technology. p. 30. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Dams & hydro plants.(Directory)(Illustration)". International Water Power & Dam Construction. 1 May 2004. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Britannica Book of the Year: 1990, Volume 33. Encyclopaedia Britannica. 1990. p. 207. ISBN 0852295227.