Silvan Dam

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Silvan Dam
Silvan Dam is located in Turkey
Silvan Dam
Location of Silvan Dam
Official name Silvan Baraji
Location Silvan, Turkey
Coordinates 38°17′28.47″N 41°01′24.84″E / 38.2912417°N 41.0235667°E / 38.2912417; 41.0235667Coordinates: 38°17′28.47″N 41°01′24.84″E / 38.2912417°N 41.0235667°E / 38.2912417; 41.0235667
Purpose Power, irrigation
Status Operational
Construction began 2011
Opening date 2016 est.
Owner(s) State Hydraulic Works
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, rock-fill
Impounds Batman River
Height 166.5 m (546 ft)
Length 466 m (1,529 ft)
Elevation at crest 824.5 m (2,705 ft)
Width (crest) 15 m (49 ft)
Width (base) 690 m (2,264 ft)
Dam volume 1,300,000 m3 (1,054 acre·ft)
Spillway type Service, controlled-chute
Spillway capacity 5,500 m3/s (194,231 cu ft/s)
Creates Silvan Reservoir
Total capacity 6,800,000,000 m3 (5,500,000 acre·ft)
Active capacity 4,138,000,000 m3 (3,355,000 acre·ft)
Inactive capacity 2,662,000,000 m3 (2,158,000 acre·ft)
Catchment area 2,305 km2 (890 sq mi)
Surface area 181 km2 (70 sq mi)[1]
Max. length 35 km (22 mi)
Normal elevation 820 m (2,690 ft)
Power station
Commission date 2016 est.
Turbines 4 x 40 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity 160 MW

Silvan Dam is an embankment dam currently under construction in the district of Silvan, Diyarbakır Province in southeastern Turkey. It is part of the Southeastern Anatolia Project and located upstream of the Batman Dam. Construction began on 26 July 2011 and is expected to be complete in 2016. The purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power production and irrigation. It is designed to irrigate an area of 245,000 ha (610,000 acres). The power station will have an installed capacity of 160 MW.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Ilisu Dam Environmental Impact Assessment" (PDF). State Hydraulic Works. 2005. pp. TABLE 2–6 (PDF pgs. 118–119). Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Initiated the construction of the dam is SİLVAN" (in Turkish). GAP. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Silvan Dam Due Date Moved Up" (in Turkish). Ilke Haber Ajansi. 4 April 2013. Retrieved 21 May 2013.