Soyang Dam

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Soyang Dam
The dam's reservoir
Soyang Dam is located in South Korea
Soyang Dam
Location of Soyang Dam
Country South Korea
Location Chuncheon
Coordinates 37°56′44″N 127°48′52″E / 37.94556°N 127.81444°E / 37.94556; 127.81444Coordinates: 37°56′44″N 127°48′52″E / 37.94556°N 127.81444°E / 37.94556; 127.81444
Status Operational
Construction began 1967
Opening date 1973
Owner(s) Korea Water Resources Corporation
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment
Impounds Soyang River
Height 123 m (404 ft)
Length 530 m (1,739 ft)
Dam volume 9,600,000 m3 (12,556,326 cu yd)
Spillway type Controlled-chute
Spillway capacity 5,500 m3/s (194,231 cu ft/s)
Total capacity 2,900,000,000 m3 (2,351,068 acre·ft)
Active capacity 1,900,000,000 m3 (1,540,355 acre·ft)
Power station
Turbines 3 x Francis-type[1]
Installed capacity 200 MW

The Soyang Dam, also referred to as the Soyanggang Dam, is an embankment dam on the Soyang River, 10 km (6 mi) northeast of Chuncheon in Gangwon-do Province, South Korea. The purpose of the dam is flood control, water supply and hydroelectric power generation. Construction on the dam began in 1967 and was complete in 1973. The 123 m (404 ft) tall dam withholds a reservoir of 2,900,000,000 m3 (2,351,068 acre·ft) and supplies water to a 200 MW power station.[2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Songyanggang Dam" (in Korean). Korean National Committee on Large Dams. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Multi-Purpose Dams". Korea Water Resources Corporation. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Use of DYWIDAG Bar Anchors for the Construction of an additional Overflow Spillway at Soyang Dam". DYWIDAG Solutions International. Retrieved 4 August 2011.