Uzunçayır Dam

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Uzunçayır Dam
Uzunçayır Dam is located in Turkey
Uzunçayır Dam
Location of Uzunçayır Dam
Official name Uzunçayır Baraji
Country Turkey
Location Tunceli
Coordinates 38°58′58″N 39°31′51″E / 38.98278°N 39.53083°E / 38.98278; 39.53083Coordinates: 38°58′58″N 39°31′51″E / 38.98278°N 39.53083°E / 38.98278; 39.53083
Status Operational
Construction began 1994
Opening date 2009
Owner(s) Turkish State Hydraulic Works
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, clay-core sand-gravel fill
Impounds Munzur River
Height 58 m (190 ft)
Dam volume 2,800,000 m3 (3,662,262 cu yd)
Spillway type Chute, gate-controlled
Total capacity 308,000,000 m3 (249,700 acre·ft)
Surface area 13.43 km2 (5 sq mi)[1]
Power station
Turbines 3 x 28 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity 84 MW[2]

The Uzunçayır Dam is an embankment dam on the Munzur River, located 14 km (9 mi) south of Tunceli in Tunceli Province, Turkey. Constructed between 1994 and 2009, the development was backed by the Turkish State Hydraulic Works. The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation and it supports an 84 MW power station.[1][3]

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  1. ^ a b "Regional Office - Elazig" (in Turkish). State Hydraulic Works. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Uzuncayir HEPP". Limak Yatirim. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Completed construction of Dam Uzunçayır, 'Let there be no water' Action" (in Turkish). Haber FX. Retrieved 22 November 2011.