Kozan Dam

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Kozan Dam
Kozan Dam is located in Turkey
Kozan Dam
Location of Kozan Dam
Location Kozan
Coordinates 37°31′07″N 35°49′51″E / 37.51861°N 35.83083°E / 37.51861; 35.83083Coordinates: 37°31′07″N 35°49′51″E / 37.51861°N 35.83083°E / 37.51861; 35.83083
Construction began 1967
Opening date 1972
Dam and spillways
Impounds Kilgen River
Height 78 m (256 ft)
Dam volume 1,680,000 m3 (2,197,357 cu yd)
Total capacity 170,000,000 m3 (137,821 acre·ft)
Surface area 6 km2 (2 sq mi)

The Kozan Dam is a dam is an embankment dam on the Kilgen River in Adana Province, Turkey. It is 8 km (5 mi) north of Kozan. Constructed between 1967 and 1972, the development was backed by the Turkish State Hydraulic Works. The purpose of the dam is flood control and irrigation. It helps irrigate 10,220 ha (25,254 acres) of land.[1]

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  1. ^ "Kozan Dam". Turkey State Hydraulic Works. Retrieved 25 February 2012.