Daecheong Dam

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Daecheong Dam
Daecheong Dam.jpg
Daecheong Dam is located in South Korea
Daecheong Dam
Location of Daecheong Dam
Country South Korea
Location Daejeon
Coordinates 36°28′39″N 127°28′51″E / 36.47750°N 127.48083°E / 36.47750; 127.48083Coordinates: 36°28′39″N 127°28′51″E / 36.47750°N 127.48083°E / 36.47750; 127.48083
Status Operational
Construction began 1975
Opening date 1980
Owner(s) Korea Water Resources Corporation
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment and gravity
Impounds Geum River
Height 72 m (236 ft)
Length 495 m (1,624 ft)
Total capacity 1,490,000,000 m3 (1,207,963 acre·ft)
Active capacity 790,000,000 m3 (640,463 acre·ft)
Surface area 72.8 km2 (28 sq mi)
Power station
Turbines 2 x 45 MW
Installed capacity 90 MW

The Daecheong Dam is a combination concrete gravity and embankment dam on the Geum River, 16 km (10 mi) north of Daejeon in South Korea. The purpose of the dam is flood control, water supply and hydroelectric power generation. Construction on the dam began in 1975 and was complete on December 1, 1980 with a ceremony. The 72 m (236 ft) tall rock-fill, central clay core dam withholds a reservoir of 1,490,000,000 m3 (1,207,963 acre·ft).[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Multi-Purpose Dams". Korea Water Resources Corporation. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  2. ^ 대전 재발견-대청댐 (in Korean). Daejeon Libo. 14 October 2009. Retrieved 4 August 2011.