Kavşak Bendi Dam
|Kavşak Bendi Dam|
|Official name||Kavşak Bendi Barajı ve HES|
|Opening date||2014 est.|
|Owner(s)||Enerjisa Power Generation Inc.|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Gravity, roller-compacted concrete (RCC)|
|Length||186 m (610 ft)|
|Height (foundation)||88 m (289 ft)|
|Height (thalweg)||73 m (240 ft)|
|Elevation at crest||323 m (1,060 ft)|
|Width (crest)||8 m (26 ft)|
|Dam volume||1,215,000 m3 (1,589,160 cu yd)|
|Spillway capacity||5,053 m3/s (178,400 cu ft/s)|
|Creates||Kavşak Bendi Reservoir|
|Total capacity||30,000,000 m3 (24,321 acre·ft)|
|Active capacity||7,560,000 m3 (6,129 acre·ft)|
|Catchment area||13,200 km2 (5,097 sq mi)|
|Surface area||1.42 km2 (1 sq mi)|
|Max. length||11 km (7 mi)|
|Normal elevation||318 m (1,043 ft)|
|Commission date||2013 est.|
|Hydraulic head||84.81 m (278 ft) (net)|
|Turbines||3 x 59 MW Francis-type|
|Installed capacity||177 MW|
|Annual generation||741 Gwh|
The Kavşak Bendi Dam is a gravity dam currently under construction on the Seyhan River bordering Kozan and Aladağ districts in Adana Province, Turkey. Construction on the dam began in 2008 and it is expected to be complete in 2014. The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation. Water is sent about 2.5 km (1.6 mi) downstream where it meets the power station which contains three 59 MW Francis turbine-generators.
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