Gudongkou Dam

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Gudongkou Dam
Gudongkou Dam is located in China
Gudongkou Dam
Location of Gudongkou Dam in China
Country China
Location Xingshan County, Hubei Province
Coordinates 31°22′2.09″N 110°45′12.09″E / 31.3672472°N 110.7533583°E / 31.3672472; 110.7533583Coordinates: 31°22′2.09″N 110°45′12.09″E / 31.3672472°N 110.7533583°E / 31.3672472; 110.7533583
Purpose Power, flood control
Status Operational
Construction began 1993
Opening date 1998; 19 years ago (1998)
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill
Impounds Xiangxi River
Height 120 m (390 ft)
Length 187.8 m (616 ft)
Width (base) 332.4 m (1,091 ft)
Dam volume 1,880,000 m3 (2,460,000 cu yd)
Spillway capacity 1,250 m3/s (44,000 cu ft/s)
Total capacity 147,000,000 m3 (119,000 acre⋅ft)
Normal elevation 203 m (666 ft)
Commission date 1999-2000
Type Conventional
Turbines 3 x 15 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity 45 MW

The Gudongkou Dam is a concrete-face rock-fill dam on the Xiangxi River, a tributary of the Yangtze River, in Xingshan County of Hubei Province, China. It is located about 64 km (40 mi) north of the Three Gorges Dam. The dam serves to provide for flood control and hydroelectric power generation. Preliminary construction (roads, bridges, foundation) started in 1990 but official construction on the dam and power station began on 1 March 1993. The dam began to impound its reservoir in 1996 and its three generators were commissioned between 1999 and 2000.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "AQUASTAT Dams in China" (Microsoft Excel). United Nations – Foreign Agriculture Organization. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Report of the Survey of basic Xingshan County Hydropower Station on Gudongkou" (in Chinese). China University Network. May 2010. Retrieved 10 June 2014.