|Location||Border of Yulong County and Shangri-La County, Yunnan Province|
|Opening date||2014 (est.)|
|Construction cost||16.2 billion RMB ($2.4 billion USD)|
|Dam and spillways|
|Height||155 m (509 ft)|
|Total capacity||727,000,000 m3 (589,388 acre·ft)|
|Catchment area||220,000 km2 (84,942 sq mi)|
|Surface area||14.73 km2 (6 sq mi)|
|Commission date||2014 (est.)|
|Turbines||4 x 600 MW|
|Installed capacity||2,400 MW|
The Liyuan Dam is an under construction concrete face rock-fill embankment dam on the Jinsha River on the border of Yulong County and Shangri-La County, Yunnan Province, China. The dam will have an associated hydroelectric power station with a 2,400 MW power station containing 4 x 600 MW generators. Construction on the river diversion for the dam began in 2008 and its power plant is expected to be in commercial operation by 2014.
The 155 m (509 ft) dam will withhold a reservoir of 727,000,000 m3 (589,388 acre·ft), of which 209,000,000 m3 (169,439 acre·ft) will be active or "useful" storage. Normal reservoir level will be 1,618 m (5,308 ft) above sea level with a minimum of 1,602 m (5,256 ft). The catchment area for the reservoir in the upstream basin is 220,000 km2 (84,942 sq mi) while the reservoir surface area will be 14.73 km2 (6 sq mi).
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