Jatiluhur Dam

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Jatiluhur Dam
Jatiluhur Dam is located in Indonesia
Jatiluhur Dam
Location of Jatiluhur Dam in Indonesia
Official nameIr. H. Djuanda Dam
Coordinates6°31′25″S 107°23′18″E / 6.52361°S 107.38833°E / -6.52361; 107.38833Coordinates: 6°31′25″S 107°23′18″E / 6.52361°S 107.38833°E / -6.52361; 107.38833
Construction began1957
Opening date1965
Dam and spillways
Type of damEmbankment, earth-fill
ImpoundsCitarum River
Height105 m (344 ft)
Length1,200 m (3,937 ft)
Elevation at crest114.5 m (376 ft)
Width (crest)10 m (33 ft)
Width (base)600 m (1,969 ft)
Dam volume9,100,000 m3 (11,902,351 cu yd)
Spillway typeMorning glory
Spillway capacity3,000 m3/s (105,944 cu ft/s)
Total capacity3,000,000,000 m3 (2,432,140 acre⋅ft)
Catchment area4,500 km2 (1,737 sq mi)
Surface area83 km2 (32 sq mi)
Normal elevation107 m (351 ft)
Power Station
Operator(s)Perum Jasa Tirta II
Commission date1967
Hydraulic head80.2 m (263 ft) (max)
Turbines6 x 32.3 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity186.5 MW[1]

The Jatiluhur Dam is a multi-purpose embankment dam on the Citarum River in West Java, Indonesia. It is located 70 km (43 mi) east of Jakarta, close to the medium-size town of Purwakarta.

Jatiluhur Dam was designed by Coyne et Bellier and was constructed between 1957 and 1965 while the power station become operational in 1967. The dam serves several purposes including the provision of hydroelectric power generation, water supply, flood control, irrigation and aquaculture. The power station has an installed capacity of 186.5 MW which feeds into the Java grid managed by the state-owned electricity company Perusahaan Listrik Negara. The Jatiluhur reservoir helps irrigate 240,000 ha (593,053 acres) of rice fields. The earth-fill dam is 105 m (344 ft) high and withholds a reservoir of 3,000,000,000 m3 (2,432,140 acre⋅ft), the largest in the country.[2][3][4]

Downstream view of the dam from the crest looking towards the north.
The dam's reservoir and morning glory looking towards the south and the spillway.
Jatiluhur viewed from Mount Parang

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  1. ^ "Hydroelectric - Jatiluhur" (PDF) (in Indonesian). Perum Jasa Tirta II. Retrieved 19 January 2012.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Javed, Farhat; Muhammad Asghar Nasim (2005). "Construction of Seepage Measurement System at Jatiluhur Dam, Indonesia". Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering. Archived from the original on 2015-01-03. Retrieved 19 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Jatiluhur Indonesia" (in French). Planete TP. Retrieved 19 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Country Report: Indonesia" (PDF). Asian Development Bank. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 December 2004. Retrieved 19 January 2012.