Kayacık Dam

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Kayacık Dam
Kayacık Dam is located in Turkey
Kayacık Dam
Location of Kayacık Dam in Turkey
LocationGaziantep Province, Turkey
Coordinates36°49′23″N 37°34′06″E / 36.8231°N 37.5683°E / 36.8231; 37.5683Coordinates: 36°49′23″N 37°34′06″E / 36.8231°N 37.5683°E / 36.8231; 37.5683
Construction began1993
Opening date2005
Operator(s)State Hydraulic Works
Dam and spillways
ImpoundsAyfinar Deresi
Height45 metres (148 ft)
Dam volume1,853,000 m3 (65,400,000 cu ft)
Total capacity0.117 km3 (0.028 cu mi)
Surface area11 km2 (4.2 sq mi)

The Kayacık Dam impounds the Ayfinar Deresi, one of the two streams that join south of Gaziantep to form the Sajur River. It is located in Gaziantep Province, Turkey. The dam was constructed between 1993 and 2005 as part of the Southeastern Anatolia Project (Turkish: Güneydoğu Anadolu Projesi, or GAP). It is 45 metres (148 ft) high and has a volume of 1,853,000 cubic metres (65,400,000 cu ft). The reservoir created by the Kayacık Dam has a surface area of 11 square kilometres (4.2 sq mi) and a volume of 0.117 cubic kilometres (0.028 cu mi) and is used to irrigate an area of 200 square kilometres (77 sq mi).[1]

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  1. ^ Kayacik Dam, www.dsi.gov.tr, retrieved 23 February 2011