Kürtün Dam

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Kürtün Dam
Kürtün Dam is located in Turkey
Kürtün Dam
Location of Kürtün Dam
Official name Kürtün Baraji
Country Turkey
Location Kürtün
Coordinates 40°40′54″N 39°07′39″E / 40.68167°N 39.12750°E / 40.68167; 39.12750Coordinates: 40°40′54″N 39°07′39″E / 40.68167°N 39.12750°E / 40.68167; 39.12750
Status Operational
Construction began 1986
Opening date 2003
Owner(s) Turkish State Hydraulic Works
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill
Impounds Harşit River
Height 133 m (436 ft)
Length 300 m (984 ft)
Dam volume 3,800,000 m3 (4,970,212 cu yd)
Total capacity 108,200,000 m3 (87,719 acre·ft)
Power station
Commission date 2004
Type Conventional
Turbines 2 x 40 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity 80 MW[1]

The Kürtün Dam is a concrete-face rock-fill dam on the Harşit River located 5 km (3 mi) east of Kürtün in Gümüşhane Province, Turkey. The development was backed by the Turkish State Hydraulic Works. Construction began in 1986 and the reservoir started to fill in 2002. The dam was completed in 2003 and its underground power station became operational in 2004. The hydroelectric power station, located below and just downstream of the right abutment of the dam, has an installed capacity of 80 MW.[2]

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  1. ^ "CFRD practice in Turkey". International Water Power and Dam Construction. 17 April 2007. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Regional Office - Trabzon" (in Turkish). State Hydraulic Works. Retrieved 19 November 2011.