Sazlıdere Dam

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Sazlıdere Dam
Sazlıdere Dam is located in Turkey
Sazlıdere Dam
Location of Sazlıdere Dam
Official name Sazlıdere Barajı
Location Küçükçekmece, Istanbul Province, Turkey
Coordinates 41°08′11″N 28°44′17″E / 41.13647°N 28.73816°E / 41.13647; 28.73816Coordinates: 41°08′11″N 28°44′17″E / 41.13647°N 28.73816°E / 41.13647; 28.73816
Construction began 1992
Opening date 1996; 19 years ago (1996)
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Arch dam
Impounds Sazlıdere
Height 23 m (75 ft)
Total capacity 91.3 hm³
Surface area 10 km²

Sazlıdere Dam is a reservoir dam in the Küçükçekmece district of Istanbul Province, Turkey to provide drinking water to the European side suburbs of the city. The Turkish State Hydraulic Works backed the development of the dam, which was constructed between 1992 and 1996. The reservoir supplies annually 50 hm³ drinking water.

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