Karkamış Dam

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Karkamış Dam
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Karkamış Dam is located in Turkey
Karkamış Dam
Location of Karkamış Dam in Turkey
Official name Karkamış Baraji
Location Gaziantep, Turkey
Coordinates 36°52′13″N 38°1′48″E / 36.87028°N 38.03000°E / 36.87028; 38.03000Coordinates: 36°52′13″N 38°1′48″E / 36.87028°N 38.03000°E / 36.87028; 38.03000
Construction began 1996
Opening date 2000
Owner(s) State Hydraulic Works
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, concrete section
Impounds Euphrates River
Height 21.2 m (70 ft)
Dam volume 210,000 m3 (7,400,000 cu ft)
Reservoir
Creates Karkamış Reservoir
Total capacity 157,000 m3 (5,500,000 cu ft)
Surface area 28.4 km2 (11.0 sq mi)
Power station
Installed capacity 189 MW (max)

Karkamış Dam is one of the 21 dams of the Southeastern Anatolia Project of Turkey. It is on the Euphrates River.[1] The foundation of the dam was laid in 1996, and is 4.5 kilometres (2.8 mi) from the Syria border.[2] The hydroelectric power plant has a total installed power capacity of 189 megawatts (253,000 hp).[3]

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