Chao Phraya Dam

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Chao Phraya Dam
Chaophraya Staudamm 2.jpg
Chao Phraya Dam is located in Thailand
Chao Phraya Dam
Location in Thailand
Country Thailand
Coordinates 15°09′29″N 100°10′48″E / 15.15806°N 100.18000°E / 15.15806; 100.18000Coordinates: 15°09′29″N 100°10′48″E / 15.15806°N 100.18000°E / 15.15806; 100.18000
Construction began 1952
Opening date 1957
Owner(s) Royal Irrigation Department
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Barrage
Impounds Chao Phraya River

The Chao Phraya Dam is a barrage dam located in Sapphaya District, Chainat, Thailand. It regulates the flow of the Chao Phraya River as it passes into lower Central Thailand, distributing water to an area of 11,600 square kilometres (4,500 sq mi) in seventeen provinces as part of the Greater Chao Phraya Irrigation Project. The dam has sixteen 12.5-metre gates, and its construction took place from 1952 to 1957.

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