Laleli Dam

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Laleli Dam
Laleli Dam is located in Turkey
Laleli Dam
Location of Laleli Dam
Official name Laleli Baraji ve HES
Country Turkey
Location Laleli, Erzurum Province
Coordinates 40°23′40.04″N 40°36′26.58″E / 40.3944556°N 40.6073833°E / 40.3944556; 40.6073833Coordinates: 40°23′40.04″N 40°36′26.58″E / 40.3944556°N 40.6073833°E / 40.3944556; 40.6073833[1]
Purpose Power
Status Under construction
Construction began 2013
Opening date 2017
Owner(s) State Hydraulic Works
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, rock-fill
Impounds Çoruh River
Height (foundation) 127.5 m (418 ft)
Total capacity 969,000,000 m3 (785,581 acre·ft)[2]
Catchment area 4,759 km2 (1,837 sq mi)
Power station
Commission date 2017
Hydraulic head 138 m (453 ft) (gross)
Installed capacity 99 MW
Annual generation 244 GWh (estimate)[3]

The Laleli Dam is an embankment dam, currently under construction near the town of Laleli on the Çoruh River in Erzurum Province, Turkey. The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power production. After a prolonged legal battle, construction on the dam began in 2013 and it is expected to be complete in 2017. The dam, which will power a 99 MW power station, will also flood several villages to include Laleli. The dam's reservoir will stretch east into Bayburt Province.[4]


  1. ^ "Laleli Dam "Bayburt - İspir Road Relocation Project"". Tangent Engineering. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Coruh River Development Plan". UNECE. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Sucu, Sezai. "Çoruh Basin Projects" (in Turkish). State Hydraulic Works. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "BİZLERE SAHİP ÇIKILMAZ İSE BAYBURT KAYBEDER". Bayburt Medya. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2013.