Bikou Dam

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Bikou Dam
Dam on BaiShuiJiang (Gansu).jpg
Bikou Dam is located in China
Bikou Dam
Location of Bikou Dam in China
Country China
Location Bikou
Coordinates 32°45′37″N 105°13′27″E / 32.76028°N 105.22417°E / 32.76028; 105.22417Coordinates: 32°45′37″N 105°13′27″E / 32.76028°N 105.22417°E / 32.76028; 105.22417
Status Operational
Construction began 1969
Opening date 1977
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, earth-core rock-fill
Impounds Bailong River
Height 101 m (331 ft)
Length 297 m (974 ft)
Width (crest) 8 m (26 ft)
Dam volume 4,241,000 m3 (5,547,019 cu yd)
Spillway capacity 2,310 m3/s (81,577 cu ft/s)
Reservoir
Total capacity 521,000,000 m3 (422,382 acre·ft)
Catchment area 26,000 km2 (10,039 sq mi)
Power station
Commission date 1976
Hydraulic head 86.2 m (283 ft) (max)
Turbines 3 x 100 MW
Installed capacity 300 MW
Annual generation 1,463 GWh

The Bikou Dam is an embankment dam on the Bailong River just upstream of Bikou in Wen County, Gansu Province, China. Construction on the dam began in 1969, the generators were commissioned in 1976 and the dam was complete in 1977. The 101 m (331 ft) tall earth-core rock-fill dam creates a reservoir with a 521,000,000 m3 (422,382 acre·ft) capacity. The dam supports a 300 MW power station.[1][2][3]

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  1. ^ "Bi Hydropower Station" (in Chinese). ChinaBaike. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Bi Hydropower Station" (in Chinese). ChinaWater. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Bikou Hydropower Station". Northwest Hydro Consulting Engineers. Archived from the original on 31 March 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2011.