Mae Ngat Somboon Chon Dam

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Mae Ngat Somboon Chon Dam
Mae Ngat Somboon Chon Dam is located in Thailand
Mae Ngat Somboon Chon Dam
Dam location in Thailand
Country Thailand
Location Chiang Mai Province
Coordinates 19°9′41″N 99°2′24″E / 19.16139°N 99.04000°E / 19.16139; 99.04000Coordinates: 19°9′41″N 99°2′24″E / 19.16139°N 99.04000°E / 19.16139; 99.04000
Purpose Multi-purpose
Status Operational
Opening date 22 February 1986
Owner(s) Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT)
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Earth fill dam
Impounds Mae Ngat River
Height (foundation) 59 m (194 ft)
Length 1,950 m (6,400 ft)
Reservoir
Creates Mae Ngat Somboon Chon Reservoir
Total capacity 265,000,000 m3 (9.4×109 cu ft)
Catchment area 1,281 km2 (495 sq mi)[1]
Surface area 16 km2 (6.2 sq mi)
Power station
Operator(s) Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT)
Commission date 1985 (1985)
Turbines 2 x 4.5 MW
Installed capacity 9 MW
Annual generation 29 GWh
Website
Mae Ngat Somboon Chon Dam at EGAT

The Mae Ngat Somboon Chon Dam is a multi-purpose hydroelectric dam in the Mae Taeng District of Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. It impounds the Mae Ngat River, a tributary of the Ping River.[2] The dam is located at the western side of Si Lanna National Park.[1]

Description[edit]

Mae Ngat Somboon Chon Dam is an earth fill dam. It is 1,950 m (6,400 ft) long and 59 m (194 ft) high.[2] Its reservoir has a maximum storage capacity of 265,000,000 m3 (9.4×109 cu ft) with a catchment area of 1,281 km2 (495 sq mi).[1][2]

Power plant[edit]

The dam's power plant has two hydroelectric generating units, each with an installed capacity of 4.5 MW. They became operational in 1985.[2]

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