Jishixia Dam

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Jishixia Dam
Jishixia Dam is located in China
Jishixia Dam
Location of Jishixia Dam in China
Coordinates 35°49′42″N 102°42′23″E / 35.82833°N 102.70639°E / 35.82833; 102.70639Coordinates: 35°49′42″N 102°42′23″E / 35.82833°N 102.70639°E / 35.82833; 102.70639
Status Under construction
Construction began 2005
Dam and spillways
Impounds Yellow River
Height 101 m (331 ft)
Creates Jishixia Reservoir
Total capacity 263,500,000 m3 (213,600 acre·ft)[1]
Power station
Turbines 3 x 340 MW Francis turbines
Installed capacity 1,020 MW

The Jishixia Dam is a concrete face rock-fill embankment dam on the Yellow River in Qinghai Province, China. It is 101 m (331 ft) tall and downstream from the Gongboxia Dam. The purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation and flood control. The dam supports a power station with 3 x 340 MW Francis turbines for a total installed capacity of 1,020 MW. Construction on the dam began in 2005 and the river was diverted in March 2007. The first generator was operational in mid-2010 and the rest by the end of the year.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Hydropower station at Jishixia Gorge begins construction". Qhnews.com. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Hydroelectric Power Plants in China - Qinghai". IndustCards. Retrieved 9 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Yellow River Hydropower Project Jishixia progressing smoothly - hydropower - water industries". FrBiz. 2010-04-01. Retrieved 9 January 2011.