Hongshi Dam

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Hongshi Dam
Hongshi Dam is located in China
Hongshi Dam
Location of Hongshi Dam in China
Country China
Location Huadian
Coordinates 42°56′59″N 127°07′55″E / 42.94972°N 127.13194°E / 42.94972; 127.13194Coordinates: 42°56′59″N 127°07′55″E / 42.94972°N 127.13194°E / 42.94972; 127.13194
Status Operational
Construction began 1982
Opening date 1985
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Gravity
Impounds Second Songhua River
Height 46 m (151 ft)
Length 438 m (1,437 ft)
Elevation at crest 298 m (978 ft)
Total capacity 1,630,000,000 m3 (1,321,463 acre·ft)
Normal elevation 290 m (951 ft)
Power station
Commission date 1985-1987
Turbines 4 x 50 MW Kaplan-type
Installed capacity 200 MW

The Hongshi Dam is a gravity dam on the Second Songhua River located 30 km (19 mi) east of Huadian in Jilin Province, China. The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation and its power plant has an installed capacity of 200 MW. Construction on the dam began in 1982 and the reservoir began to fill in November 1985. The first generator was operational in December 1985 and the last in October 1987. The 46 m (151 ft) tall dam creates a reservoir with a normal storage capacity of 1,630,000,000 m3 (1,321,463 acre·ft). The dam is named after the town of Hongshi, located 3 km (2 mi) downstream. The Baishan Dam is located upstream and the Fengman Dam downstream.[1]

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  1. ^ "Hongshi Station" (in Chinese). Sinohydro Corporation. Retrieved 24 January 2012.