|Construction began||March 2001|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill|
|Length||663 m (2,175 ft)|
|Height||156 metres (512 ft)|
|Total capacity||1,120,000,000 cubic metres (907,999 acre·ft)|
|Installed capacity||760 MW|
Zipingpu Dam (紫坪铺水利枢纽) is an embankment dam on the Min River near the city of Dujiangyan, Sichuan Province in southwest China. It consists of four generators with a total generating capacity of 760 MW. Construction began in 2001 and was finished late 2006.
The 7.9 magnitude quake on May 12, 2008 caused some damage to the dam, with the dam having a few cracks and fissures. Geologists now believe that the dam could have led to the massive earthquake.
- Satellite map of Zipingpu area
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- Moore, Malcolm, "Chinese earthquake may have been man-made, say scientists", The Telegraph, Feb 3, 2009
- LaFraniere, Sharon, "Possible Link Between Dam and China Quake", The New York Times, February 5, 2009
- "Zipingpu Reservoir and the Wenchuan Earthquake". ECEE. Retrieved August 23, 2011.
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