Gördes Dam

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Gördes Dam
Gördes Dam is located in Turkey
Gördes Dam
Location of Gördes Dam
Official name Gördes Baraji
Country Turkey
Location Gölmarmara
Coordinates 38°45′42″N 28°03′23″E / 38.76167°N 28.05639°E / 38.76167; 28.05639Coordinates: 38°45′42″N 28°03′23″E / 38.76167°N 28.05639°E / 38.76167; 28.05639
Status Operational
Construction began 1998
Opening date 2004
Owner(s) Turkish State Hydraulic Works
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill
Impounds Gördes River
Height (foundation) 95 m (312 ft)
Height (thalweg) 82.9 m (272 ft)
Length 547 m (1,795 ft)
Width (crest) 8 m (26 ft)
Dam volume 5,500,000 m3 (7,193,728 cu yd)
Spillway type Chute
Total capacity 448,500,000 m3 (363,605 acre·ft)[1]
Surface area 14 km2 (5 sq mi)

The Gördes Dam is a concrete-face rock-fill dam on the Gördes River located 13 km (8 mi) northeast of Gölmarmara in Manisa Province, Turkey. It was constructed between 1998 and 2004 by the Turkish State Hydraulic Works. The primary purpose of the dam is water supply. It provides drinking water for the city of Manisa while also irrigating 19,260 ha (47,592 acres).[2]

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