Sır Dam

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Sır Dam
Official name Sır Baraji
Country Turkey
Status Operational
Construction began 1987
Opening date 1991
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Concrete arch
Height 116 m (381 ft)
Dam volume 494,000 m3 (646,128 cu yd)
Total capacity 1,120,000,000 m3 (907,999 acre·ft)
Surface area 48 km2 (19 sq mi)
Power station
Turbines 3 x 95 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity 285 MW
Annual generation 725 GWh

The Sır Dam is an arch dam on the Ceyhan river in Kahramanmaraş Province of southern Turkey. There is a hydroelectric power plant, established in 1991, at the dam, with a power output of 285 MW.[1]


  1. ^ "Sir Dam". State Hydraulic Works. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 

Coordinates: 37°30′03″N 36°35′45″E / 37.500806°N 36.595931°E / 37.500806; 36.595931