Göksu Dam

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Göksu Dam
Göksu Dam is located in Turkey
Göksu Dam
Location of Göksu Dam
Official name Göksu Baraji
Location Diyarbakır, Turkey
Coordinates 37°41′01.68″N 40°26′41.64″E / 37.6838000°N 40.4449000°E / 37.6838000; 40.4449000Coordinates: 37°41′01.68″N 40°26′41.64″E / 37.6838000°N 40.4449000°E / 37.6838000; 40.4449000
Purpose Irrigation
Status Operational
Construction began 1987
Opening date 1991
Owner(s) State Hydraulic Works
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, rock-fill
Impounds Göksu Stream
Height 52 m (171 ft)
Length 674 m (2,211 ft)
Elevation at crest 702 m (2,303 ft)
Width (crest) 10 m (33 ft)
Width (base) 226 m (741 ft)
Dam volume 1,900,000 m3 (1,540 acre·ft)
Spillway type Service overflow, uncontrolled
Spillway capacity 2,150 m3/s (75,927 cu ft/s)
Creates Göksu Reservoir
Total capacity 56,000,000 m3 (45,000 acre·ft)
Active capacity 44,000,000 m3 (36,000 acre·ft)
Inactive capacity 12,000,000 m3 (9,700 acre·ft)
Catchment area 672 km2 (259 sq mi)
Surface area 4.2 km2 (1.6 sq mi)[1]
Normal elevation 700 m (2,300 ft)

Göksu Dam is a dam on Göksu Stream south of Diyarbakır city in Turkey. Constructed between 1987 and 1991, the development was backed by the Turkish State Hydraulic Works. The primary purpose of the dam is irrigation and it supplies water to 3,582 ha (8,850 acres).

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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.