Garafiri Dam

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Garafiri Dam
Garafiri Dam is located in Guinea
Garafiri Dam
Location of Garafiri Dam
Country Guinea
Location Kindia and Mamou Region
Coordinates 10°31′47.18″N 12°39′45.43″W / 10.5297722°N 12.6626194°W / 10.5297722; -12.6626194Coordinates: 10°31′47.18″N 12°39′45.43″W / 10.5297722°N 12.6626194°W / 10.5297722; -12.6626194
Purpose Power
Status Operational
Construction began 1995
Opening date 1999; 16 years ago (1999)
Owner(s) Electricite de Guinee
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, earth-fill
Impounds Konkouré River
Height 80 m (260 ft)
Spillway type Chute, uncontrolled
Total capacity 1,600×10^6 m3 (1,300,000 acre·ft)
Surface area 61.7 km2 (23.8 sq mi)
Power station
Commission date 1999
Turbines 3 x 25 MW (34,000 hp) Francis-type
Installed capacity 75 MW (101,000 hp)

The Garafiri Dam is an embankment dam on the Konkouré River which forms the boundary between the Kindia and Mamou Regions of Guinea. The dam was constructed by Salini Impregilo between 1995 and 1999 for the purpose of hydroelectric power generation and water supply. The power station had a breakdown in 2002 but was repaired shortly afterwards. The power station has an installed capacity of 75 megawatts (101,000 hp).[1][2][3]


  1. ^ "Garafiri dam". Salini Impregilo. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Hydroelectric Power Plants in West Africa". IndustCards. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Dams in Africa". UN FAO. Retrieved 25 March 2014.