Artvin Dam

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Artvin Dam
Artvin Dam is located in Turkey
Artvin Dam
Location of Artvin Dam in Turkey
Coordinates40°56′01.8″N 41°46′11.10″E / 40.933833°N 41.7697500°E / 40.933833; 41.7697500Coordinates: 40°56′01.8″N 41°46′11.10″E / 40.933833°N 41.7697500°E / 40.933833; 41.7697500
Construction began2010
Opening date2016
Owner(s)State Hydraulic Works
Dam and spillways
Type of damArch-gravity
ImpoundsÇoruh River
Height (foundation)180 m (591 ft)
Height (thalweg)135 m (443 ft)
Length277.90 m (912 ft)
Elevation at crest515 m (1,690 ft)
Dam volume950,000 m3 (1,242,553 cu yd)
Spillway typeUncontrolled overflow
Spillway capacity8,200 m3/s (289,580 cu ft/s)
Total capacity167,000,000 m3 (135,389 acre⋅ft)
Catchment area15,540 km2 (6,000 sq mi)
Surface area4.1 km2 (2 sq mi)
Power Station
Commission date2016
Hydraulic head116 m (381 ft) (gross)[1]
Turbines2 x 170 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity340 MW
Annual generation1026 GWh (estimate)

The Artvin Dam an arch-gravity dam on the Çoruh River in Artvin Province, Turkey. Preliminary construction on the dam began in December 2010 and the river diversion tunnels were complete in July 2012 at which time construction on the dam foundation started. The purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation and its power station has an installed capacity of 340 MW when completed. The dam is part of the Çoruh Development Plan and its construction was supervised by Turkey's State Hydraulic Works.[2][3] The dam began to impound its reservoir in October 2015 and the power station was commissioned beginning in January 2016.[4][5]

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  1. ^ Sucu, Sezai. "Çoruh Basin Projects" (PDF) (in Turkish). State Hydraulic Works. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Artvin Dam Diversion Tunnel Opening Done" (in Turkish). Habeler. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Artvin Dam" (in Turkish). ArtvinDernegi. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  4. ^ "ARTVİN BARAJI SU TUTMAYA BAŞLADI" (in Turkish). Milliyet. 8 October 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Artvin Dam and HEPP will enter service tomorrow" (in Turkish). Enson Haber. 13 January 2016. Retrieved 25 February 2016.