Mingte Dam

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Mingte Dam
Mingte Reservoir

Mingte Dam (Chinese: 明德水壩; pinyin: Míngdé Shuǐbà) is a rockfill dam across the Laotianliao River in central Touwu Township, Miaoli County, Taiwan. The dam was built between 1966–1970 and serves mainly for irrigation and municipal water supply for Miaoli City. It consists of a main embankment 35.5 metres (116 ft) high and 187 metres (614 ft) long, holding back a reservoir with a capacity of 17.1 million cubic metres (14,350 acre feet). The dam and reservoir control runoff from a catchment area of 61.08 square kilometres (23.58 sq mi). A spillway located to the north of the main dam consists of a six-bay gated overflow section, with a release capacity of 1,200 cubic metres per second (42,000 cu ft/s).[1]

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  1. ^ Reservoirs and Weirs in Taiwan (in Chinese). Taiwan Water Resources Agency, Ministry of Public Affairs. p. 325. 

Coordinates: 24°34′54″N 120°53′04″E / 24.58167°N 120.88444°E / 24.58167; 120.88444