Devegeçidi Dam

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Devegeçidi Dam
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Devegeçidi Dam is located in Turkey
Devegeçidi Dam
Location of Devegeçidi Dam
Official name Devegeçidi Baraji
Location Diyarbakır, Turkey
Coordinates 38°03′25″N 39°59′10″E / 38.05694°N 39.98611°E / 38.05694; 39.98611Coordinates: 38°03′25″N 39°59′10″E / 38.05694°N 39.98611°E / 38.05694; 39.98611
Purpose Irrigation
Status Operational
Construction began 1965
Opening date 1972
Owner(s) State Hydraulic Works
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, rock-fill
Impounds Furtaksa River
Height 33 m (108 ft)
Length 6,690 m (21,949 ft)
Elevation at crest 759 m (2,490 ft)
Width (crest) 8 m (26 ft)
Width (base) 135 m (443 ft)
Dam volume 3,200,000 m3 (2,594 acre·ft)
Spillway type Service overflow, controlled-chute
Spillway capacity 2,600 m3/s (91,818 cu ft/s)
Reservoir
Creates Devegeçidi Reservoir
Total capacity 219,000,000 m3 (178,000 acre·ft)
Active capacity 212,000,000 m3 (172,000 acre·ft)
Inactive capacity 7,000,000 m3 (5,700 acre·ft)
Catchment area 1,578 km2 (609 sq mi)
Surface area 30 km2 (12 sq mi)[1]
Max. length 13 km (8.1 mi)
Normal elevation 757 m (2,484 ft)

Devegeçidi Dam is one of the 22 dams of the Southeastern Anatolia Project of Turkey, Diyarbakır. It is near Diyarbakır on a branch of the Tigris river.[2] It was constructed for irrigation purposes between 1965 and 1972.

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  1. ^ "Ilisu Dam Environmental Impact Assessment". State Hydraulic Works. 2005. pp. TABLE 2–5 (PDF pgs. 116–117). Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  2. ^ SpringerLink - Sinodiaptomus sarsi (Rylov, 1923) (Copepoda, Calanoida) in Turkey

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