Andong Dam

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Andong Dam
Korea-Andong-Nakdong River-03.jpg
View from downstream
Andong Dam is located in South Korea
Andong Dam
Location of Andong Dam in South Korea
Country South Korea
Location Andong
Coordinates 36°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
Status Operational
Construction began 1971
Opening date 1976
Owner(s) Korea Water Resources Corporation
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, rock-fill
Impounds Nakdong River
Height 83 m (272 ft)
Length 612 m (2,008 ft)
Width (crest) 8 m (26 ft)
Width (base) 200 m (656 ft)
Total capacity 1,248,000,000 m3 (1,011,770 acre⋅ft)
Active capacity 1,000,000,000 m3 (810,713 acre⋅ft)
Surface area 60 km2 (23 sq mi)
Power Station
Commission date 1976
Turbines 2 x 40 MW reversible
Installed capacity 80 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 on the dam began in 1971 and was complete in 1976. 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 80 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.[2][3]

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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. ^ Lee, Soontak. "Dam-Break Flood Risk Management: Nakdong River Case Studies" (PDF). Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Andong Multipurpose Dam". Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering GyeongSang National University. Retrieved 4 August 2011.