Dim Dam

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Dim Dam
Turkey, Alanya - Dim river 02.jpg
Dim Dam is located in Turkey
Dim Dam
Location of Dim Dam
Official name Dim Baraji
Country Turkey
Location Alanya
Coordinates 36°33′03″N 32°8′22″E / 36.55083°N 32.13944°E / 36.55083; 32.13944Coordinates: 36°33′03″N 32°8′22″E / 36.55083°N 32.13944°E / 36.55083; 32.13944
Status Operational
Construction began 1996
Opening date 2007
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill
Impounds Dim River
Height (foundation) 134.5 m (441 ft)
Height (thalweg) 123.5 m (405 ft)
Length 365 m (1,198 ft)
Width (crest) 8 m (26 ft)
Dam volume 4,950,000 m3 (6,474,356 cu yd)
Spillway type Chute
Total capacity 253,000,000 m3 (205,110 acre·ft)[1]
Surface area 4.5 km2 (2 sq mi)
Power station
Installed capacity 38 MW
Annual generation 123 GWh

Dim Dam is a concrete-face rock-fill dam on the Dim River located 12 km (7 mi) east of Alanya in Antalya Province, Turkey. Constructed between 1996 and 2007, the development was backed by the Turkish State Hydraulic Works. The primary purpose of the dam is water supply and it provides water for the irrigation of 5,312 ha (13,126 acres). Additionally, the dam supplies a 38 MW hydroelectric power plant with water.[2]

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  1. ^ "CFRD practice in Turkey". International Water Power and Dam Construction. 17 April 2007. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dim Dam". State Hydraulic Works. Retrieved 19 November 2011.