Dicle Dam

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Dicle Dam
Dicle dam-GAP.jpg
Dicle Dam is located in Turkey
Dicle Dam
Location of Dicle Dam
Official name Dicle Baraji
Location Diyarbakır, Turkey
Coordinates 38°13′51.02″N 40°10′35.59″E / 38.2308389°N 40.1765528°E / 38.2308389; 40.1765528Coordinates: 38°13′51.02″N 40°10′35.59″E / 38.2308389°N 40.1765528°E / 38.2308389; 40.1765528
Purpose Power, irrigation
Status Operational
Construction began 1986
Opening date 1997
Owner(s) State Hydraulic Works
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, earth-fill
Impounds Tigris River
Height 75 m (246 ft)
Length 307 m (1,007 ft)
Elevation at crest 718 m (2,356 ft)
Width (crest) 10 m (33 ft)
Width (base) 328 m (1,076 ft)
Dam volume 3,100,000 m3 (2,513 acre·ft)
Spillway type Service overflow, controlled-chute
Spillway capacity 5,000 m3/s (176,573 cu ft/s)
Creates Dicle Reservoir
Total capacity 595,000,000 m3 (482,000 acre·ft)
Active capacity 255,000,000 m3 (207,000 acre·ft)
Inactive capacity 340,000,000 m3 (280,000 acre·ft)
Catchment area 3,216 km2 (1,242 sq mi)
Surface area 24 km2 (9.3 sq mi)[1]
Max. length 20 km (12 mi)
Normal elevation 710 m (2,330 ft)
Power station
Hydraulic head 67 m (220 ft) (gross)
Turbines 3 x 55 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity 110 MW
Annual generation 298 GWh

Dicle Dam is one of the 21 dams of the Southeastern Anatolia Project of Turkey. These facilities are located within the provincial territory of Diyarbakır, at a distance of 50 kilometres to Diyarbakır city centre. More specifically, the Dam and the Hydoelectric power plant are located at a distance of 800 metres from the point of junction of the streams of Maden Stream and Dibni to form the Tigris, and 22 kilometres downstream of the Kralkızı Dam. Construction works were started in 1986 and the dam was completed in 1997. The dam has an installed hydroelectric capacity of 110 MW and is designed to ultimately irrigate 128,080 hectares. In 2001 a water transmission line and a water treatment plant were commissioned that provided about 85% of the drinking water for the city of Diyarbakir in 2010.


  1. ^ "Ilisu Dam Environmental Impact Assessment" (PDF). State Hydraulic Works. 2005. pp. TABLE 2–4 (PDF pgs. 114–115). Retrieved 20 May 2013. 

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