Marmaris Dam

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Marmaris Dam
Marmaris Dam is located in Turkey
Marmaris Dam
Location of Marmaris Dam
Country Turkey
Location Marmaris
Coordinates 36°56′55″N 28°17′22″E / 36.94861°N 28.28944°E / 36.94861; 28.28944Coordinates: 36°56′55″N 28°17′22″E / 36.94861°N 28.28944°E / 36.94861; 28.28944
Status Operational
Construction began 1998
Opening date 2005
Owner(s) Turkish State Hydraulic Works
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill
Impounds Kocaalan Creek
Height (foundation) 74 m (243 ft)
Height (thalweg) 46 m (151 ft)
Length 303 m (994 ft)
Elevation at crest 60 m (197 ft)
Width (crest) 10 m (33 ft)
Dam volume 1,300,000 m3 (1,700,336 cu yd)
Spillway type Chute
Total capacity 30,000,000 m3 (24,321 acre·ft)
Catchment area 62.83 km2 (24 sq mi)
Surface area 1.77 km2 (1 sq mi)
Normal elevation 50.5 m (166 ft)

The Marmaris Dam is a concrete-face rock-fill dam on the Kocaalan Creek located 10 km (6 mi) north of Marmaris in Muğla Province, Turkey.[1] Constructed between 1998 and 2005, the development was backed by the Turkish State Hydraulic Works as a build-operate-transfer project.[2] The primary purpose of the dam is municipal water supply and it provides Marmaris with 22,390,000 m3 (18,152 acre·ft) of water annually.[3]

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  1. ^ "Mugla Province" (in Turkish). State Hydraulic Works. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "CFRD practice in Turkey". International Water Power and Dam Construction. 17 April 2007. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Marmaris Dam Project Characteristics" (in Turkish). TC Maric Belbir. Retrieved 19 November 2011.