Andong Dam

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Andong Dam
Korea-Andong-Beopheung Bridge over the Nakdong River-02.jpg
View from downstream
Andong Dam is located in South Korea
Andong Dam
Location of Andong Dam in South Korea
CountrySouth Korea
Coordinates36°35′05″N 128°46′26″E / 36.58472°N 128.77389°E / 36.58472; 128.77389Coordinates: 36°35′05″N 128°46′26″E / 36.58472°N 128.77389°E / 36.58472; 128.77389
Construction began1971
Opening date1976
Owner(s)Korea Water Resources Corporation
Dam and spillways
Type of damEmbankment, rock-fill
ImpoundsNakdong River
Height83 m (272 ft)
Length612 m (2,008 ft)
Width (crest)8 m (26 ft)
Width (base)200 m (656 ft)
Total capacity1,248,000,000 m3 (1,011,770 acre⋅ft)
Active capacity1,000,000,000 m3 (810,713 acre⋅ft)
Surface area60 km2 (23 sq mi)
Power Station
Commission date1976
Turbines2 x 45 MW reversible
Installed capacity90 MW[1]

The Andong Dam is an embankment dam on the Nakdong River, 4 km (2 mi) east of Andong in Gyeongsangbuk-do province, South Korea.

The purpose of the dam is flood control, water supply and hydroelectric power generation. Construction of the dam began in 1971 and was complete in 1976.[2] The 83 m (272 ft) tall rock-fill, central clay core dam withholds a reservoir of 1,248,000,000 m3 (1,011,770 acre⋅ft) and provides water to an 90 MW pumped-storage power station. The lower reservoir (afterbay) for the power station is created by a 20 m (66 ft) high and 238 m (781 ft) long weir.[3][4] The power plant is operated by the Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) organisation.[5]

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  1. ^ "Andong Dam Multi-Purpose Development Project". SMEC Holdings. Archived from the original on 16 March 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Andong Dam (안동댐) | Official Korea Tourism Organization". Retrieved 2019-05-27.
  3. ^ Lee, Soontak. "Dam-Break Flood Risk Management: Nakdong River Case Studies" (PDF). Retrieved 4 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Andong Multipurpose Dam". Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering GyeongSang National University. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Andong PS Hydroelectric Power Plant South Korea - GEO". Retrieved 2019-05-27.