Kawachi Dam

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Kawachi Dam
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Location Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.
Construction began 1919
Opening date 1927
Dam and spillways
Impounds Itabitsu River
Height 44.1 m
Length 189 m
Total capacity 7,000,000 m³

Kawachi Dam is a dam in Yahata Higashi, KitaKyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.[1] It has been built from stone and mortar[2] to sustain water flow for local steel mills[3] between 1919 and 1927. It was once to be said as "Orient's best dam". As for Minamikawachi bridge, completed in 2006,[4] it is a part of Kitakyushu Seminational Park and is a national industrial heritage since 2007. A mountain hike begins from these sites.

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Coordinates: 33°50′17.1″N 130°48′38.4″E / 33.838083°N 130.810667°E / 33.838083; 130.810667