Amekawa Dam

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Amekawa Dam
Amekawa Dam.jpg
Amekawa Dam
Country Japan
Location Saku, Nagano
Coordinates 36°11′5″N 138°33′8″E / 36.18472°N 138.55222°E / 36.18472; 138.55222Coordinates: 36°11′5″N 138°33′8″E / 36.18472°N 138.55222°E / 36.18472; 138.55222
Purpose Multi-purpose
Status Operational
Construction began 1971 (1971)
Opening date November 30, 1974 (1974-11-30)
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Gravity dam
Impounds Amekawa
Height (thalweg) 28 m
Length 126 m
Dam volume 38,000 m3
Reservoir
Total capacity 800,000 m3
Surface area 8.9 ha
Maximum water depth 28 m

Amekawa Dam (Japanese: 雨川ダム) is a check dam on Ame river in Saku, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. The primary purpose is reducing water flow velocity to counteract erosion. It is also used for water supply.

The pole of inaccessibility of Japan lies near this dam.

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