Jinghong Dam

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Jinghong Dam
Jinghong Dam is located in China
Jinghong Dam
Location of Jinghong Dam
Official name 景洪大坝
Country China
Location Jinghong, Yunnan Province
Coordinates 22°03′09″N 100°45′58″E / 22.05250°N 100.76611°E / 22.05250; 100.76611Coordinates: 22°03′09″N 100°45′58″E / 22.05250°N 100.76611°E / 22.05250; 100.76611
Status In use
Construction began 2003
Opening date 2008
Construction cost 2.3 billion yuan (US$ 1.76 billion)
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Gravity, roller-compacted concrete
Impounds Lancang (Mekong) River
Height 108 m (354 ft)
Length 704.5 m (2,311 ft)
Creates Jinghong Reservoir
Total capacity 249,000,000 m3 (201,868 acre·ft)
Surface area 510 km2 (197 sq mi)
Power station
Commission date 2008-2010
Installed capacity 1,750 MW

The Jinghong Dam (Chinese: 景洪大坝) is a gravity dam composed of roller-compacted concrete on the Lancang (Mekong) River near Jinghong in Yunnan Province, China. The main purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power production and it has an associated 1,750 MW power station.[1] Part of the power generated will be sold to Thailand under an agreement with China.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "New hydropower station completed in Yunnan". China Daily. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Transmission Interconnection between Jinghong Hydropower Project in Yunnan Province to Thailand". Asian Development Bank. Retrieved 8 January 2011.