Katsurazawa Dam

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Katsurazawa Dam
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Location Hokkaidō, Japan.
Coordinates 43°14′23″N 142°00′09″E / 43.23972°N 142.00250°E / 43.23972; 142.00250Coordinates: 43°14′23″N 142°00′09″E / 43.23972°N 142.00250°E / 43.23972; 142.00250
Construction began 1947
Opening date 1957
Dam and spillways
Impounds Kushunbetsu River
Height 63.6 m
Length 334.3 m
Reservoir
Total capacity 92,700,000 m³
Catchment area 446.2 km²
Surface area 499 hectares

The Katsurazawa Dam is a dam in Hokkaidō, Japan. It was Hokkaido's first multipurpose dam and the post-war Ishikari River watershed development plan's starting point. The dam is a 63.6m in height Concrete Gravity dam, immediately downstream from the Shinkatsurazawa Dam. The artificial lake resulting from the construction of the Katsurazawa Dam is known as the Katsurazawa Lake.

Overview[edit]

The construction of the dam would lead to the relocation of 172 households[1]. The dam's goals were to supply water for irrigation to Bibai Fields, Bibai City, Mikasa City, and also to produce up to 15,000kW of Hydro Electric Power[2].

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  1. ^ FUKADA, Atsuo (2003-07-01). "Study on the Cretaceous System around the Katsurazawa Dam on the Ikushumbetsu River". Annual report. 4: 119–131. 
  2. ^ "桂沢ダムの概要". www.sp.hkd.mlit.go.jp. Retrieved 2017-03-18.