Huai Kum Dam

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Huai Kum Dam
Official name Huai Kum Dam
Location Kaset Somboon District, Chaiyaphum Province, Thailand
Opening date 1980
Owner(s) Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT)
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Rock Fill Dam
Impounds Nam Phrom River
Height 35.5 m (116 ft)
Length 282 m (925 ft)
Reservoir
Creates Huai Kum Dam Reservoir
Power station
Operator(s) Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT)
Installed capacity 1.2 MW
Annual generation 2 GWh

Huai Kum Dam, its facilities consist of a rockfill dam with clay core (35.5 metres high and 282 metres long) and a 1.2 MW semi-underground powerhouse which is 4 metres high from the ground and 11 metres down below the ground surface. The dam forms a reservoir with a storage capacity of 22 million cubic metres The word I-san denotes vastness, which is appropriate considering that the Northeast or Khorat Plateau is bordered to the north and the east by the Mekong River and Laos, and to the south largely by Cambodia. Characterized by rolling terrain and undulating hills, the region has an arid and harsh climate, often suffering from floods and droughts. Yet the major income of the local people is from agriculture, especially rice crops. Agricultural products have dominated the region’s economy with the four main crops being rice, cassava, sugar cane and corn

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The Joint International Conference on “Sustainable Energy and Environment (SEE)”. 1–3 December 2004, Hua Hin, Thailand

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