Kralkızı Dam

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Kralkızı Dam
Kralkizi dam-GAP.jpg
Kralkızı Dam is located in Turkey
Kralkızı Dam
Location of Kralkızı Dam
Official name Kralkızı Baraji
Location Diyarbakır, Turkey
Coordinates 38°20′57″N 40°01′15″E / 38.34917°N 40.02083°E / 38.34917; 40.02083Coordinates: 38°20′57″N 40°01′15″E / 38.34917°N 40.02083°E / 38.34917; 40.02083
Purpose Power
Status Operational
Construction began 1985
Opening date 1997
Owner(s) State Hydraulic Works
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, rock-fill
Impounds Maden River
Height 113 m (371 ft)
Length 1,030 m (3,379 ft)
Elevation at crest 819 m (2,687 ft)
Width (crest) 12 m (39 ft)
Width (base) 550 m (1,804 ft)
Dam volume 14,500,000 m3 (11,755 acre·ft)
Spillway type Service overflow, controlled-chute
Spillway capacity 2,300 m3/s (81,224 cu ft/s)
Creates Kralkızı Reservoir
Total capacity 1,919,000,000 m3 (1,556,000 acre·ft)
Active capacity 1,711,000,000 m3 (1,387,000 acre·ft)
Inactive capacity 208,000,000 m3 (169,000 acre·ft)
Catchment area 1,300 km2 (502 sq mi)
Surface area 58 km2 (22 sq mi)[1]
Max. length 26 km (16 mi)
Normal elevation 815.75 m (2,676.3 ft)
Power station
Hydraulic head 71 m (233 ft) (gross)
Turbines 3 x 47 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity 94 MW
Annual generation 146 GWh

Kralkızı Dam is one of the 21 dams of the Southeastern Anatolia Project of Turkey in Batman. The hydroelectric power plant has a total installed power capacity of 94 MW. The dam was constructed between 1985 and 1997.

These facilities are located on the Maden Stream, one of the important tributaries of the Tigris River, at a distance of 81 kilometres to Diyarbakır and 6 kilometres to the township of Dicle.[2]


  1. ^ "Ilisu Dam Environmental Impact Assessment" (PDF). State Hydraulic Works. 2005. pp. TABLE 2–4 (PDF pgs. 114–115). Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  2. ^ GAP Regional Development Administration - Impounding started at Kralkızı and Dicle Dams


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