Location of Köprü Dam in Turkey
|Official name||Köprü Barajı ve HES|
|Owner(s)||Enerjisa Power Generation Inc.|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Gravity, roller-compacted concrete (RCC)|
|Height||109 m (358 ft)|
|Elevation at crest||415 m (1,362 ft)|
|Dam volume||1,215,000 m3 (1,589,160 cu yd)|
|Spillway type||Uncontrolled overflow|
|Spillway capacity||5,223 m3/s (184,449 cu ft/s)|
|Total capacity||93,200,000 m3 (75,558 acre⋅ft)|
|Active capacity||47,300,000 m3 (38,347 acre⋅ft)|
|Inactive capacity||45,900,000 m3 (37,212 acre⋅ft)|
|Catchment area||4,300 km2 (1,660 sq mi)|
|Surface area||2.93 km2 (1 sq mi)|
|Normal elevation||410 m (1,345 ft)|
|Hydraulic head||92 m (302 ft) (gross)|
|Turbines||2 x 74 MW Francis-type|
|Installed capacity||148 MW|
|Annual generation||380 Gwh|
The Köprü Dam is an under construction gravity dam on the Göksu, the main tributary of the Seyhan River about 25 km (16 mi) northwest of Kozan in Adana Province, Turkey. Its primary purpose will be hydroelectric power generation. Construction began in 2009 and was complete in 2012. On 24 February 2012, the dam's diversion tunnel seal broke while the dam was impounding the river for the first time. This resulted in 97,000,000 m3 (78,639 acre⋅ft) of water flooding the downstream area of the dam. The accident and subsequent flood killed 10 workers. Downstream communities received proper warning and no one was killed.
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