Stung Sen Dam

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Stung Sen Dam
Stung Sen Dam is located in Cambodia
Stung Sen Dam
Location of Stung Sen Dam
Official name Stung Sen Hydropower Dam
Country Cambodia
Location Kompong Thom
Coordinates 13°18′13.4″N 105°15′11.5″E / 13.303722°N 105.253194°E / 13.303722; 105.253194Coordinates: 13°18′13.4″N 105°15′11.5″E / 13.303722°N 105.253194°E / 13.303722; 105.253194
Status Proposed
Construction cost +US$300 million[1]
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Seasonal storage
Impounds Stung Sen River
Height 38 m (125 ft)
Creates Stung Sen Dam Reservoir
Power station
Installed capacity 40 MW
Annual generation 201 GWh

Stung Sen Dam is a proposed multipurpose dam to be located on the Stung Sen River. The river originates in Preah Vihear and flows to the Tonlé Sap Lake in Kompong Thom, southeast of Phnom Rovieng, Cambodia. Under MoU study project and Feasibility Study by Korean company.[2][clarification needed] The large reservoir would submerge Kompong Putrea. Exact data for reservoir size and number of displaced people is not available, nor is any information on the importance of the Stung Sen's flow to the Tonle Sap Lake or fisheries.

The Cambodian government planned to have many dams on the Tonle Sap and the Mekong tributary. Tonle Sap Lake is the largest fresh water body in Cambodia and serves as a buffer in the Mekong River system for flood mitigation and is the source of beneficial dry season flows. The Tonle Sap River drains the Tonle Sap Lake from the northwest before it continues further southeastward to its lower delta in Vietnam.

Status: The project is listed as "second phase" priority by the CNMC.[clarification needed]: The Stung Sen Dam is to be constructed after the Prek Thnot, Stung Battambang, and Stung Chinit dams.

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