Jiangkou Reservoir

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Jiangkou Reservoir
Location Wulong County, Chongqing Municipality
Coordinates 29°14′12″N 107°53′32″E / 29.23667°N 107.89222°E / 29.23667; 107.89222Coordinates: 29°14′12″N 107°53′32″E / 29.23667°N 107.89222°E / 29.23667; 107.89222
Lake type reservoir
Primary inflows Furong River
Primary outflows Furong River
Basin countries People's Republic of China
Built May 1999 - October 2003
Surface area 7,740 km2 (2,990 sq mi)
Average depth 300 m (980 ft)
Water volume 497 km3 (119 cu mi)[citation needed]

The Jiangkou Reservoir (simplified Chinese: '江口水库; traditional Chinese: '江口水庫; pinyin: Jiāngkǒu Shuǐkù) is a large scale reservoir in Wulong County, Chongqing Municipality, People's Republic of China constructed for the primary purpose of generating hydroelectricity.

Built at a cost of 1.95 billion RMB, the reservoir's concrete hyperbolic arch dam in Jiankou Town (江口镇) 2 km (1.2 mi) from the confluence of the Wu and Furong Rivers houses a hydroelectric power plant with an installed capacity of 300 MW.[1][2]


  1. ^ (In Chinese) Jiangkou Hydroelectric Power Station Summary (江口水电站项目简介)
  2. ^ Su Shi (苏石),Yang Minggang (杨明刚),Zhao Dan (赵丹); et al. (2004). "Temperature control design at the Jiangkou HEP Station (江口混凝土拱坝的温度控制设计)". Collected research papers from the 2004 hydraulic specialists conference (2004年水工专委会学术交流会议学术论文集.