Goupitan Dam

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Goupitan Dam
Goupitan Dam is located in China
Goupitan Dam
Location of Goupitan Dam in China
Official name 构皮滩大坝
Location Guizhou, China
Coordinates 27°22′31″N 107°37′59″E / 27.37528°N 107.63306°E / 27.37528; 107.63306Coordinates: 27°22′31″N 107°37′59″E / 27.37528°N 107.63306°E / 27.37528; 107.63306
Status Operational
Construction began November 2003
Opening date 2009
Construction cost ¥13.842 billion
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Double-curvature arch dam
Impounds Wu River
Height 232.5 m (763 ft)
Length 557.11 m (1,828 ft)
Creates Goupitan Reservoir
Total capacity 6,451,000,000 m3 (5,229,911 acre·ft)
Catchment area 43,250 km2 (16,699 sq mi)
Surface area 94.29 km2 (36 sq mi)
Power station
Commission date 2009
Turbines 5 × 600MW
Installed capacity 3,000 MW
Annual generation 9.667 TWh (est.)

The Goupitan Dam (simplified Chinese: 构皮滩大坝; traditional Chinese: 構皮灘大壩; pinyin: Gòupítān Dàbà) is an arch dam on the Wu River, a tributary of the Yangtze River in Guizhou Province, southwest of China. The dam's hydroelectric facility will operate on five turbines, each with a hydroelectric generating capacity of 600 MW, for a total of 3,000 MW. Constructions began on in 2003 and the first generator was operational in June 2009.[1] All works were completed in 2011.[2][3][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Goupitan Hydropower Station" (in Chinese). Eighth China Water Conservancy and Hydropower Engineering Bureau, Ltd. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Goupitan Hydropower Project (PDF), Chinese National Committee on Large Dams, retrieved 2010-03-12 
  3. ^ 构皮滩水电站工程情况简介_网易新闻中心
  4. ^ 四在农家――余庆