Lizhou Dam

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Lizhou Dam
Lizhou Dam is located in China
Lizhou Dam
Location of Lizhou Dam in China
LocationMuli Tibetan Autonomous County, Sichuan Province
Coordinates28°5′23.69″N 100°56′2.70″E / 28.0899139°N 100.9340833°E / 28.0899139; 100.9340833Coordinates: 28°5′23.69″N 100°56′2.70″E / 28.0899139°N 100.9340833°E / 28.0899139; 100.9340833
StatusReservoir impounding
Construction began2009
Opening date2015
Dam and spillways
Type of damArch, roller-compacted concrete
ImpoundsMuli River
Height132 m (433 ft)
Width (crest)7 m (23 ft)
Width (base)26 m (85 ft)
Total capacity186,900,000 m3 (151,500 acre⋅ft)
Catchment area8,603 km2 (3,322 sq mi)
Surface area4.97 km2 (1.92 sq mi)
Lizhou Hydropower Plant
Coordinates27°58′46.35″N 101°0′11.09″E / 27.9795417°N 101.0030806°E / 27.9795417; 101.0030806
Commission date2016 (est.)
TypeConventional, diversion
Hydraulic head177 m (581 ft)
Turbines3 x 115 MW, 2 x 5 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity355 MW

The Lizhou Dam is a arch dam on the Muli River in Muli Tibetan Autonomous County, Sichuan Province, China. The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation and when commissioned it will support a 355 MW power station.[1][2] Water from the dam will be sent to a power station about 14.5 km (9.0 mi) to the southeast. The difference in elevation between the reservoir and power station will afford a hydraulic head (water drop) of 177 m (581 ft). Preliminary construction on the project began in 2009 and the superstructures were approved in 2011. Pouring of roller-compacted concrete for the dam began in 2012.[3][4][5] The dam began to impound its reservoir in December 2015.[6]

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  1. ^ "Li Chau hydropower (Lizhou Hydropower Station) (立洲水电站)" (in Chinese). Changjiang Water Resources Network and Information Center. 19 August 2011. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Lizhou Hydropower Project" (PDF). United Nations CDM. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  3. ^ "RCC Dam Database - Search "Lizhou"". Malcolm Dunstan & Associates. Archived from the original on 8 November 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  4. ^ "China Huadian's 355-Megawatt Lizhou Hydropower Station in Sichuan Receives Approval". Industrial Info. 19 August 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  5. ^ "132 meters! World-class thin arch RCC hyperbolic" (in Chinese). Zhulong. 3 January 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Li Chau Hydropower smoothly impoundment" (in Chinese). China Electric Power Construction Survey and Design Institute Group Ltd. 2 December 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
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