Feitsui Dam

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Feitsui Dam
Feitsui Dam
Location Shiding District, New Taipei[1]
Opening date 1984
Dam and spillways
Impounds Xindian River
Height 122 metres (400 ft)
Length 510 metres (1,670 ft)
Creates Feitsui Reservoir
Total capacity 460,000,000 cubic metres (370,000 acre·ft)[2]
Catchment area 303 km2 (75,000 acres)
Surface area 10.24 km2 (2,530 acres)
Power station
Hydraulic head 113.5 metres (372 ft)
Turbines 1 x 70 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity 70 MW

Feitsui or Feicui Dam (Chinese: 翡翠水庫; pinyin: Fěicuì Shuǐkù) spans the Xindian River in Shiding District, New Taipei, Taiwan, southeast of the city of Taipei. It is one of two major reservoirs supplying water to the Taipei-Tamsui-Taoyuan region, the other being Shihmen Dam to the west. The dam was built almost exclusively for municipal water supply, although it also generates 70 MW of electricity at the Gueishan Power Plant beneath the dam. The dam is owned by Taipei City and was completed in 1984.[3]

The dam is 122.5 metres (402 ft) high and 510 metres (1,670 ft) long with a hydraulic head of 113.5 metres (372 ft). The elevation is 172.5 metres (566 ft). There are eight radial gates for the spillway, a tunnel spillway, and three sets of sluice gates for the dam with a combined release capacity of 9,870 cubic metres per second (349,000 cu ft/s). The forebay for the dam is 33 metres (108 ft) high.[4]

Gueishan Power Plant

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://maps.google.com/maps?q=feitsui+dam&hl=en&sll=23.69781,120.960515&sspn=6.083858,10.821533&hnear=Feitsui+Dam&t=m&z=15
  2. ^ Reservoirs and Weirs in Taiwan (in Chinese). Taiwan Water Resources Agency, Ministry of Public Affairs. p. 319. 
  3. ^ "Introduction". Taipei Feitsui Reservoir Administration. Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  4. ^ "Feitsui Reservoir". Taipei Feitsui Reservoir Administration. Retrieved 2009-11-28. [dead link]

Coordinates: 24°54′33″N 121°34′48″E / 24.90917°N 121.58000°E / 24.90917; 121.58000