Kavşak Bendi Dam

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Kavşak Bendi Dam
Kavşak Bendi Dam is located in Turkey
Kavşak Bendi Dam
Location of Kavşak Bendi Dam
Official name Kavşak Bendi Barajı ve HES
Country Turkey
Location Kozan/Aladağ
Coordinates 37°33′52.51″N 35°31′47.19″E / 37.5645861°N 35.5297750°E / 37.5645861; 35.5297750Coordinates: 37°33′52.51″N 35°31′47.19″E / 37.5645861°N 35.5297750°E / 37.5645861; 35.5297750
Status Under construction
Construction began 2008
Opening date 2014 est.
Owner(s) Enerjisa Power Generation Inc.
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Gravity, roller-compacted concrete (RCC)
Impounds Seyhan River
Height (foundation) 88 m (289 ft)
Height (thalweg) 73 m (240 ft)
Length 186 m (610 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 type Controlled
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)
Power station
Commission date 2013 est.
Hydraulic head 84.81 m (278 ft) (net)
Turbines 3 x 59 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity 177 MW[1]
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.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "HRW Briefings". HydroWorld. 1 March 2009. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kavsak Bendi Hydroelectric Power Plant Capacity Increase Project". EnerjiSA. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Official construction starts for Verbund plants in Turkey". ICIS. 22 October 2008. Retrieved 31 May 2013.