Sarıyar Dam

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Sarıyar Dam
Sarıyar Dam is located in Turkey
Sarıyar Dam
Location of Sarıyar Dam
Location Ankara Province, Turkey
Coordinates 40°02′23.34″N 31°24′51.54″E / 40.0398167°N 31.4143167°E / 40.0398167; 31.4143167Coordinates: 40°02′23.34″N 31°24′51.54″E / 40.0398167°N 31.4143167°E / 40.0398167; 31.4143167
Opening date 1956
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Concrete gravity
Impounds Sakarya River
Height 90 metres (300 ft)
Length 554 metres (1,818 ft)
Spillway capacity 7,800 m3/s
Reservoir
Creates Sarıyar reservoir
Total capacity 1,910 cubic kilometres (460 cu mi)
Surface area 84 square kilometres (32 sq mi)
Power station
Commission date 1956
Turbines 4 x 40 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity 160 MW
Annual generation 400 GWh

Sarıyar Dam is a dam 23 kilometres (14 mi) north of the town of Sarıyar in the Nallıhan district of Ankara Province. It is 125 kilometres (78 mi) west of the city of Ankara, the central Anatolian capital of Turkey. It is also located 60 kilometres (37 mi) upstream of Gökçekaya Dam on the Sakarya River, which runs into the Black Sea. It was completed in 1956. The total power output from the hydroelectric facility is 160 MW (four facilities of 40 MW each).