Chungju Dam

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Chungju Dam
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Chungju Dam is located in South Korea
Chungju Dam
Location of Chungju Dam in South Korea
Country South Korea
Location Chungju
Coordinates 37°00′22″N 127°59′33″E / 37.00611°N 127.99250°E / 37.00611; 127.99250Coordinates: 37°00′22″N 127°59′33″E / 37.00611°N 127.99250°E / 37.00611; 127.99250
Status Operational
Construction began 1978
Opening date 1985
Owner(s) Korea Water Resources Corporation
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Gravity
Impounds Namhan River
Height 98 m (322 ft)
Length 447 m (1,467 ft)
Dam volume 0.902 million m³
Total capacity 2,750,000,000 m3 (2,229,461 acre·ft)
Active capacity 1,789,000,000 m3 (1,450,366 acre·ft)
Surface area 50.8 km² [1]
Power station
Turbines 4 x 100 MW Francis-type[2]
Installed capacity 400 MW

The Chungju Dam is a gravity dam on the Namhan River, 6 km (4 mi) northeast of Chungju in Chungcheongbuk-do Province, South Korea. The purpose of the dam is flood control, water supply and hydroelectric power generation. Construction on the dam began in 1978 and was complete in 1985. The 98 m (322 ft) tall dam withholds a reservoir of 2,750,000,000 m3 (2,229,461 acre·ft) and supplies water to a 400 MW power station.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ worldlakes
  2. ^ Engineering news-record, Volume 209, Issues 21-26. McGraw-Hill. 1982. p. 43. 
  3. ^ "Multi-Purpose Dams". Korea Water Resources Corporation. Retrieved 4 August 2011.